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  • Writer's pictureStephen Osieyo

WHO IS WHO IN SEME

Updated: Jun 9











4. Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o (KaGumba): (Gumba/Rado descendant) Economist Academia, popular politician, Public Administrator; Senator Kisumu, Public Services Manager; Governor Kisumu county. Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o has led the life of his ancestor Nyikal and including the legendary Nyikal well-groomed beards that gave rise to the names of his foster children Anam and Onyango as Olunje. And like Nyikal he has an overbearing daughter Amondi which in ancient times was Amolo. Lupita like Amolo is yet to marry as Amolo married late.



5. Lupita Amondi Nyong’o (KaGumba) - Actress, Modelling; Hollywood Super model; First African Oscars winner for the movie 12 Years A Slave. In many ways Lupita is a reincarnation of Amolo daughter of Nyikal. Amolo like Lupita was petite and legged beauty who could climb trees like a Tom boy. Amolo's walking is described as tondruok (cat walking) because she was an only girl hence the nickname of all Seme ladies as Otondi. And to date all Seme male and female babies named Otondi are named so in memory of wise counsellor Amolo. Amolo married late and Lupita is yet to marry. Amolo dad Nyikal had a groomed beard that gave the grooming foster children their nicknames Olunji. Amolo and Lupita both have the same number of siblings. Most of all Amolo is the ancient version of Amondi. It is indeed surreal coincidence if not a reincarnation of Nyikal and Amolo.




6. Ndolo Ayah- Businessman, Politician; member of Parliament (Kisumu rural), Cabinet Minister; Minister for Foreign Affairs



7. Wycliffe Adonija Onyango Ayoki - Politician, Businessman; Former Member of Parliament representing Kisumu rural.


8. Dr. Nyikal MP-(Kadipir) Medic, Businessman, politician; Director Medical Services; MP for Kisumu Rural.



9. John Cods (Kombam)- the first expatriate from the South to work in the UK. After serving several capacities in Corporate executive capacity including British African Tobacco, East Africa (BAT EA) John Cods applied for a top managerial position based in London. And in an act reminiscent of Seme heroes John cannibalised his last name to Cods to beat racism and colonialism in one go and landed the job in London.



10. Gor Seme Lang’o- public administrator; Youth Development and enterprise Fund chairman; Chairman Reunion Football club.



11. Aineah Otiu Achola -Businessman Income Tax expert CAP 54- pioneer chartered accountant. Sessional author of income Tax Act CAP that recognised the pound as a Kenya currency unit.



12. Godfrey Odongo Achola- Businessman Chartered Accountant, Corporate Tax Planner based in Kisumu.


13. Esther Atieno Osur- Law Enforcement, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffics Controls).


14. Nick Onyango- Trained Diplomat, Kenyan head of mission to Canada, Belgium Zaire among others.



15. Hellen Ajwalla- Corrections enforcement - Chief Probation Officer


16. George Omondi Okongo -Finance Minister County Government of Kisumu.


17. Dr Jack Nyabundi- Medic Businessman; Philanthropist


18. Prof. Julius Omondi Nyabundi- Academia; VC Maseno University


19. Elizabeth Akinyi-Media; Broadcaster at VoK now KBC. Mother to top football stars’ veteran and Kenya hero Charles Ochieng and Moses Salimu Omondi of Luo Union; Great maternal grandmother to World Cup and European football star Divock Origi of Belgium and Liverpool.


20. Ambrose Weda, prominent lawyer; Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.


21. Elizabeth Meyo- Commissioner of Tax (KRA)




22. Denis Oliech- professional Footballer


23. Leonard Omedo - Musician, Front runner to modern Benga with Metric Jazz Band. Took Benga to Nairobi circuits by performing in the uncharted urban clubs like Hallians, New Avenue and Bird Cage. Composer of the ever green hit song Oguk Eddy of 1974.


24. George Kembo - Benga Musician, second generation Benga bassist with George Ramogi. Later led his band Kit Mikayi Band. Composer of the incomparable Affline the Pretty and Anorlda Jackie



25. Bob Ogola- Football Star: Winner of Kenya National Football league. 2-Time winner of East and Central Challenge cup. 3- time Winner of Senior Challenge cup, East and Central Africa; Silver medallist 4th All Africa Games..


26. Ochoro Ayoki- Technocrat brother to Onyango Ayoki, Husband to Kenya Polytechnic Dean of students Lynn Ochoro Ayoki.


27. Dr Richard Ndolo Ayah- Businessman.


28. Michael Auka Ojwang’ -Hotelier, proprietor Hideout Riviera.



29. Geoffrey Kodilla- Luo Elder; Member of the Council of Luo Elders of Kenya


30. Thomas Odongo- Public Services Manager; MD Kisumu Water and Sanitation Company Ltd (KISWASCO)


31. Prof. Yambo- Medic, Businessman.



32. George Walter Okalo -former Mayor.


33. Col Apolo Aloka- Military service Kenya Air force airman.



34. Onyango Obiero- Businessman, Financial Engineering expert (Wealth management) Golf sports enthusiast; Philanthropist.



35. Lady Maureen- Musician; Benga and Ohangla genre of Luo music



36. Joseph Jangima - Graphics Engineer Publisher.


37. Hon Sunday Ogosi- prodigy Football star Reunion FC.


38. Mildred Akinyi Awiti- Supermodel, Fashion expert and sole proprietor of Modelling and Marketing company.




39. Oyando Ouma E G - Academia, Philanthropist; Linguist, Historian; Pan Africanist


40. Oby Obyerodhyambo, -scholar and activist.


41. Hon Sally Okudo- Politician, Public governance.



42. Dommie Yambo-Odotte; INGO Technocrat, Philanthropist, Community organiser.



43. Isis Nyong'o Madison. Media and Technology entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Community Organiser; CEO Asphalt and Ink, CEO Mumsvillage Health network for women.


44. Seth Okumu Businessman.



45. Daniel Olwandha Business man, philanthropist, community organiser; Entrepreneur and co director SANGONET AGENCIES.


46. Delilah Matthews- Sports administrator, National Netball star.


47. Nicholas Omondi wuoyi-matin, broadcaster Dala FM


48. George Ogal- Computer Marketting manager; Secretary Reunion FC/ Luo United FC.




49. King Kaka a.k.a. Rabbit, highlife musician


50. Antony Okonji, communication and media specialist



51. Christabel Agik-INGO Technocrat


52. Lydia Omolo- Pioneer supermodel. The face of Rexona soap in the 1976-70s.


53. Susan Mudhune-



54. Julius Owino a.k.a. Maji Maji, musical artist and CEO Ghetto Radio


55. Maurice Ouma Gor Striker- Football star; 3-time winner of Kenya National Football league


56. Maurice Ochieng Sonyi- Football Star; 3-time winner of Kenya National Football league; Winner of the East and Central Africa Challenge cup.

57. Gabriel Oguda- Nation newspaper columnist (journalist)



58. Sammy Owino Kempes- Football Star Winner of Kenya National Football league. 2-Time winner of East and Central Challenge cup; Winner of East and Central Africa Africa Senior Cup. LUO Union FC and Gor Mahia FC


59. Bob Ogola- Football Star: Winner of Kenya National Football league. 2-Time winner of East and Central Challenge cup. 3- time Winner of Senior Challenge cup, East and Central Africa; Silver medallist 4th All Africa Games.




60. Henry Ohanga aka Octopizzo, award-winning hip-hop/rap artiste. Composer of the internationally acclaimed Bank Otuch (gini alando pile pile donge uwinja)


61. Okumu Dinga-


62. Prof Mauri Yambo -


63. Brigadier Odongo- Populist and anti establishment campaigner


64. Zachary Oguda- Sports author, philanthropist. Author of Away from Victory.


65. Henry Juma- Public Services Manager- Acting Director , Siaya County.


66.Victor Ayoki- Businessman and Philanthropist Kisumu.



67. Professor Achola Ndinya- Businessman, Medic; Philanthropist


68.Bernard Otieno- Sports journalist; Supersport, Canal France International



69. George Rae (Kolunje). Medic. Public Health Specialist with INGO


70.Sn Chief Phillip Onyango Oiro- Public Administration


71.Bishop Mwai Abiero- Prelate; Bishop of Maseno West of the Anglican Church.


72.Adv Ombima Ong'ele- Businessman;


73.Edward Oguk, Certified Public Accountant; INGO technocrat; Care Kenya.


74.Samwel Ogada (aka omin Amadi) (Jakobila)- Businessman; Fabrics Dressler and Tailoring.



75. Professor Shem Migot- Adhola (Kadero)- Academia, Technocrat; Presidential commission of Moi Dream Team


76.Albert Wycliffe Ochung'- Educationist- CEO, East African Examinations Council


77. Daudi Otwal (aka, dag shillings, siling' pukore oko), (Kasimori)- Philanthropist, community organizer


78. Yuko Otange- Educationist, community organiser, Philanthropist


79.Leonard Ochar Business man.


80.Prof Odhiambo Aduol- academia; Public Services Manager; Principal of School of Engineering of Nairobi University; Vice Chancellor Technical University of Kenya.




81.Charles Omondi Otondi (aka Loketo). Football player; prodigy Football star Reunion FC/ Luo Union Football club


82.Oluga Onyango, Public Services Management; MD Muhoroni Sugar Company, Manager National Bank of Kenya


83.Francis Otieno Pala- Public Management Services; Head of Kenya Library Services


84.Professor Acholla Pala- Academia



85.Dr Omondi Nyong'o- Businessman, US based practice. Philanthropist, co director at Mumsvillage.



86. Prof. Tavia Nyong'o- Academia, Author, Cultural historian; teaches African American studies and Theatre and Performance Studies at Yale University.


87. Steve Okumu- Football player; Tusker FC. -Winner of Kenya National Football League.


88.Chief Apondi- Public Administrator, Seme Central.














 


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