Kenya Connection

Kenya Connection


Featured Image: Noah Mahalang’ang’a Wekesa is seated next to me at our 40th Graduation Reunion Dinner at the George Hotel in Edinburgh in 2006. We were class mates throughout our undergraduate years 1961 – 1966 at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Noah Mahalang’ang’a Wekesa

Noah Mahalang’ang’a Wekesa (born 21 August 1936) is a Kenyan politician who achieved high office. He belongs to the Party of National Unity and was elected to represent the Kwanza Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election 2007. He was the Minister for Forestry and Wildlife and the Minister for Education, Science, and Technology.

He was educated at Kakamega School and graduated from University of Edinburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1966.

He was elected to the parliament first time in 1988. These were the last one-party-system elections in Kenya. He used to be a rally driver and he has featured in Safari Rally. He has been a chairman if the Kenya Lawn Tennis Association. His son Paul Wekesa is a retired prominent tennis player who reached a world high ranking of c. 130