Dr Stephen O.Orot was born on 31st July 1958 in Kajulu location Kisumu.

He attended Obwolo Primary School and later Maseno School before proceeding to university of Nairobi where he graduated with Bachelor of Veterinary medicine degree in 1984.

Upon graduation, he served in the Public Service as a veterinary officer rising from a divisional, district to provincial director of veterinary services Nyanza in 2009. He also served as the Head of Animals Health Extension and communication at veterinary headquarters in Kabete before moving to Kilimo House as Deputy Head of the newly created Directorate of Livestock Policy.

He is a member of Kenya Veterinary Association (KUA) and registered veterinary Surgeon with Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB).

Dr.Stephen O.Orot currently chairs the Human Resource Audit and Performance Management Committee (HRAPM)