Biwott was born in Chebior village,Keiyo District,Rift Valley Province,Kenya in 1940 to Cheserem Soti,a market trader and cattle herder in Eldoret,and Maria Soti.He attended Tambach Intermediate School from 1951 to 1954,after which he joined Kapsabet High School.
After finishing secondary school in 1959,Biwott began working at the Department of Information in Eldoret,after which he published the Kalenjin monthly newsletter with Kendagor Bett.
He attended the University of Melbourne,Australia,from 1962 to 1964,where he took a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science as well as a Diploma in Public Administration.
Biwott then served as a District Officer in Nkubu in the South Imenti Division of Meru District from 1964 to 1965,returning to the University of Melbourne in 1966 to study for a Masters Degree in Economics under a Commonwealth scholarship.
He joined politics in 1973 where he was vying for a seat as a member of parliament in 1974 but was beaten by Kiptum.Since 1979-2007,using a KANU ticket,Biwott was a member of parliament for Keiyo South.
He cumulatively held eight ministerial positions; Minister of Regional development, Science and Technology (1982-1983);Minister of Energy and Regional Development (1983-1988);Minister of Energy (1988-1991);Minister of East African and Regional Co-operation (1998-1999);Minister of Trade and Industry, Tourism and East African Cooperation (1999-2001) and Minister of Trade and Industry and East African Tourism (2001-2002).
Biwott’s home was situated in the middle of the forest.
According to the report that was established,Biwott was a secretive man even his three wives they didn’t know secrecy of their husband to date.
It was said the powerful minister was a sport man and as a result he used to run along the forest.He was named as one of the four unnamed politicians who died and took their secrecy to the graves.