Mzee Carrilus Okwach was born in 1914 to Baba Nyandiek Opiyo and mama Dorah Anyango of Kobiero Village, Kochia West location Homabay County.
He attended Olare primary school from 1921 to 1928.
He then proceeded to work in Kericho together with his longtime friend Anderipus Njira on an invitatiopn from Amayi Kamingo.
After many years in Kericho he decided to return back home in 1941 and got married to Sarah Awino Ondiek in 1942. They were blessed with two children Namely, the late Hulda Omollo and the late Samwel Okeyo.
He married his second wife Ziporah Ongao in 1962 and were blessed with six children namely, Dorah Anyango, Iscah Adoyo, the late Caren Apiyo, Solomon otieno, Elizabeth Achieng and Susan Akinyi.
He was the brother to the late Jacob Owange and Jairo Kunga, the late Damar Owuor, Catherine Opere, Nereah Alal, and Esther Aketch.
He was the father in law to Mrs Salome Okeyo and Judith Otieno.
He has left behind 36 grandren children and several great grand children.
The late Carrilus Okwach was a hard worker and thrived in everything he did. He was a great fisherman and was known allover the village for his grand catches. He had a business interest in skin and hides which he did very well and was reall famous in that too.