Four SLU grads elected as members of Kenyan National Assembly
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:02 am

Four St. Lawrence University alumni were elected to Kenya’s new National Assembly last week.

Election results were verified by the Electoral Commission in Kenya March 9.

Kenneth Okoth, class of 2001, and Lati Lelelit, class of 2004, won their first elected post in the Kenyan government. Okoth will represent the Kibra constituency, an urban neighborhood in the capital city of Nairobi. Lelelit will represent the Samburu West constituency, a rural constituency in northern Kenya that includes the site of Naibor Keju, home base for the former Samburu field component of the St. Lawrence Kenya Semester Program.

Francis Chachu Ganya, class of 1996, and Joseph Lekuton, class of 1991, have been re-elected and will continue to represent the rural northern Kenyan constituencies of North Horr and Laisamis, respectively. Both were elected in 2007 as members of Parliament.

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