The Ilemi Triangle is a historically volatile strip of land at the Northwest tip of the Kenyan Border with South Sudan and Ethiopia. A quiet dispute exists between Kenya and South Sudan on its ownership.The Turkana and Dassanech tribes have been fighting for the Triangle’s grazing rights since pre-colonial times. Rumors of oil deposits will only make make the future more perilous.
Mbatiany Ole Supeet was the legendary Oloiboni the Maasai people who presided this office between 1866 and 1890. This period was the apex of Maasai power and influence with the tribe controlling a large expanse of land spanning through Kenya and Tanzania.
In 1938 the colonial government instituted a plan to reduce the the number of cattle owned by the Kamba community as a soil conservation measure. This did not sit well with the community and led to a successful non-violent rebellion and the formation of UKamba Members Association.
JD Otiende was Kenya’s first Education Minister. An effective administrator, he initiated many flagship public housing projects in Kenya’s major cities and towns.
OTENYO NYAMATERERE was a Kisii warrior from Kitutu and of the Bogeka clan whose legend of valor against the colonial government is still recited in song and poem by his people.