Ledama Olekina Bio, Age, Career, Education, Family and Net Worth

Ledama Olekina is a vocal and controversial Kenyan politician who is currently serving as Senator-elect for Narok County. Olekina is presently serving his second term as Senator for Narok County and since his rise to the position, he is one of the most active senators in the country.

Speaking of political positions, Olekina is a stalwart supporter and a member of the Orange Democratic Party. He has walked his political journey as an ODM member and is among Baba’s strong supporters.

In 2018, he was in the spotlight after being summoned by the Kenya National Cohesion and Integration Commission due to an incitement allegation against Kipsigis. This article tells the story of the Maasai man, Senator Ledama Olekina.

Age and Place of Birth

Olekina Ledama was born on 11 November 1974 in a small village called Oloombokishi near Narok Towns.

Education Level

The vocal politician attended Olesankale Primary School, later on After completing his primary education he joined Narok High School where he undertook his secondary education.

Upon completion of his high school education he went to the States where he attended college and earned a bachelor’s in Political Science and communication at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Ledama Olekina Career

Ledama Olekina Bio
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Olekina began his career journey in 1994 working as an assistant producer for Reuter African Journal, weekly news, and current affairs TV programme based in Nairobi. This was after he completed his high school education.

He later moved out of the country for further study joining the University of Massachusetts. While at the University he decided to travel to London for a summer vacation.

While in Londo his mentor and also his adopted Welsh father, Gerrard Williams held his hand and he secured a job as a researcher working for Diverse Production, Educational Television, and European Business News in London.

In 2000 Ledama came back to Kenya and ventured into activism, advocating better education for the girl child in the Maasai community. On top of that, he also advocated for the end of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in his community as well as in other communities.

He was also at the forefront of championing the eviction of communities from the Mau Forest and advocated for preservation and protection. While in the University he was still an active activist as he became the first Kenyan in the US to walk for Kilometres in America to raise awareness of the need for quality education.

After his return to the country, Ledama founded Maasai Education Discovery (MED), a non, profitable organization that aimed at advocating for the education of girls. Since its establishment, the organization has made bigger steps, and currently, it accommodates over 1500 students every year.

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