Japhet lives locally with his wife and is the father of 3 children. He has taught previously as computer teacher at Chipata Trades Institute and worked for the last 4 years in office administration at Tribal Textiles.

He holds a certficate in Computers, and a certificate in Teaching Methodology. Japhet was a 4th year undergrad in a BSc in Production Management. His interests include running, listening to music and playing and watching football (soccer).