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   Matata Oyondi Nyakeya


Capt. Matata Oyondi Nyakeya

House: Junior/Rhodes
Year: 1966-1971

Head of School - 1971
Colours - Athletics(Captain) and Hockey
Played - Soccer (Junior Colts), Rugby & Swimming (Dog Style and Swimmy!)
Awards - "ICE AXE Award" - Outward Bound Mt School, Loitokitok- Best Patrol Leader Course L126 of 1969.

It was sad and a great pity that "FAGGING" was abolished at the School as this was part of the institutional culture!

I cherish the School Motto; "To the Uttermost" and I remember with nostalgia the Shopping Lorry and the Town Dress, the after Lunch Siesta and the Tuck-shop!

After I left School, I attended various Nautical Colleges and University in the United Kingdom culminating in Master Mariner and MBA Degree (Marketing) qualifications. I joined the Merchant Navy and I thoroughly enjoyed sailing around the world as a Navigating Officer aboard Cargo Vessels.

1980: I joined Kenya Ports Authority as a Harbor Pilot where I served for several years before quitting to go into Import/Export Business in Nairobi. I have lived and worked in the UK and USA.

1990-1993: Chairman of the Old Cambrian Society, Kenyan Chapter. During this time, we conceived the idea of fundraising and liaised with the PTA and organized and conducted a Harambee which was presided over by former President Arap Moi and raised more than KShs. 10M. The money was used to construct the new classrooms which replaced the "Wooden Barracks."

2002: I contested the Kitutu Masaba (Nyamira, Kenya) Parliamentary seat but was rigged out at the nominations!

Currently engaged in International Trade and resident in Vienna, Austria.

(Registered - 13th May 2003)

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