Ledama Olekina

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina

Ledama Olekina is the Senator of Narok County. He studied political sciences and English communication at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

This he did from 1995 after he raised additional money through a fund-raising drive to attend college in the United States of America. 

He previously worked as an assistant producer for Reuters African Journal, weekly news, and current affairs TV program based in Nairobi.

The Senator led a number of charity works in his home county of Narok, most notably installing the first wireless network in Narok.

Olekina had little involvement in the government until 2017 when he ran for the Narok Senatorial position and won.

In 2020, Olekina shocked the nation after he attended a plenary sitting, wearing Maasai regalia, which attracted attention from other members of the House.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka ruled that Senators can wear traditional attire to the chambers.

The outspoken Narok Senator joined the campaign for the legalisation of marijuana in Kenya for medical purposes, besides being ranked among top-performing Senators in Kenya in 2020.