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Meet Oneko Who Had the Most Educated Children Amongst the Kapenguria Six

Oneko was born in Tieng'a village in Uyoma sub location in Bondo District in 1920 and educated at Maseno School. Oneko was one of the six freedom fighters arrested by the British colonial government in Kapenguria in 1952. They were released nine years later, in 1961, two years before Kenya gained independence. Besides Kenyatta, his children are the most educated of the Kapenguria six. He invested heavily in education. Little wonder the Oneko’s have a management consultant in Dick Oneko, Dr Ong’ong’a Achieng,

  3 months ago
Meet Oneko Who Had the Most Educated Children Amongst the Kapenguria Six

The Last of Kapenguria Six to Die

Ramogi Achieng Oneko (1920–2007) was a Kenyan freedom fighter and a politician. In Kenya, he is considered as a national hero. He became MP for Nakuru East and was appointed Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Touring, but joined the Opposition in 1966. Kenyatta detained him in 1969 and he was released in 1975. He was condemned to the political cold until the onset of plural politics when he was elected Rarieda MP in 1992 but lost the seat in 1997. Oneko was one of the six freedom fighters arrested

  3 months ago
The Last of Kapenguria Six to Die

Former President's Trip that Landed Managing Director in Prison

Dr Achieng’ Ong’ong’a Oneko was born in 1945 as the first born of 11 children, his father was a former freedom fighter Ramogi Achieng’ Oneko. He served as the Managing director of the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) during former President Mwai Kibaki's era. Dr Achieng’ Ong’ong’a Oneko was a revered figure in the government of Kenya. On september 10, 2011, the anti corruption court magistrate Lucy Nyambura jailed him for illegal payments of money to Muriuki’s tour company that coordinated a visit to

  2 months ago
Former President's Trip that Landed Managing Director in Prison

Kenyan Minister Who Spent 15 Years Behind Bars

Ramogi Achieng Oneko was born in the year 1920 in Tieng'a village, Uyoma sub location in Bondo District. He was a Kenyan freedom fighter and a politician. In Kenya, he is considered as a super national hero and he was a great ally of the first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s after having been jailed in Kapenguria together. Therefore, President Kenyatta as a reward appointed him as the first Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Minister. He was described as a pioneer, a Kenyan newspaper editor, a freedom fighter,

  2 months ago
Kenyan Minister Who Spent 15 Years Behind Bars

Life History of Ochieng Oneko

Ramogi Achieng Oneko (1920–2007) was a Kenyan freedom fighter and a politician. In Kenya, he is considered as a national hero. He was born in Tieng'a village in Uyoma sub-location in Bondo District in 1920 and educated at Maseno School. In 1969 Oneko was arrested by his former friend Kenyatta following an incident in Kisumu during Kenyatta's visit to the town. Oneko was released in 1975. Oneko died of a heart attack aged 87 on 9 June 2007 at his home in Kunya village, Rarieda, Bondo District. Oneko left a

  3 months ago
Life History of Ochieng Oneko

Why Achieng Oneko First Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Minister Spent 15 Years in Jail

Achieng Oneko was the first minister of information, broadcasting and tourism in Kenya. He spent 15 years in jail during his time in public service. He was among the popular Kapenguria 6 who were arrested by the colonial Government on October 20, 1952 during the wake of the Mau Mau uprising. He was together with Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Paul Ngei, Bildad Kaggia, Kung’u Karumba and Fred Kubai. Aneko the late was charged as “Accused No.3” was convicted as he was said to have been in the meeting held by Kenya

  7 months ago
Why Achieng Oneko First Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Minister Spent 15 Years in Jail