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Meet The First Ever Minister In Kenya Who Was Also The First Luo To Study In USA

Most Kenyans know of Jomo Kenyatta as the first Prime Minister of Kenya and also the first president of Kenya. But there is much information disclosed about the history of Kenya at the time of independence, either before or after. Some men in history are almost to be forgotten for their contributions.

One of the men is Samuel Onyango Ayodo. Samuel Onyango Ayodo was born in 1930 and died in 1998 at the age of 68 years. He attended his primary education in Wang'apala Primary,1938 to 1940, intermediate at Kamagambo, 1941 to 1945, secondary education at Maseno, 1946 to 1949, Matriculation at Makerere in 1950, and attained his degree in the United States. Not much is known about him.

Samuel Onyango Ayodo became the first minister for Local Government in 1963. At this age, he was 33 years old. He was a Member of Parliament for the Kasipul-Kabondo Constituency. He was also the first Member of Parliament for the entire South Nyanza in the Colonial Legislative Council and made contributions to politics before and after independence.Image

He is considered one of the most intelligent Kenyans at the time. He was also the first Lu to study abroad in the USA. He was a teacher at Kisii School and his wife was Damaris.

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