Peter Nyakiamo, 90, is among the high-ranking individuals who studied at the Kabaa Intermidiate School, having attended the school in the pre-independence period: 1939 -1942. He went on to join Mangu High School and later become a minister holding several dockets during President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi’s era.
In the Interview with Arnold Neliba he reminisces of his past, sharing tales of his experience as a student of Kabaa.
Who is Peter Clave Joseph Otieno Nyakiamo?
I am a retired banker, a former minister, and a retired politician. I worked at the Barclays bank for 35 years, served as a Member of Parliament of Mbita Constituency for 10 years, and worked as minister in the ministries of State, Health and Lands.
Currently I am a trustee at National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya.
How did you come to learn at Kabaa Intermediate School?
I joined my intermediate schooling at Kabaa in 1939 and completed in 1942 upon sitting for my K.P.E exams.
I knew about the school through the mission at Kilimambogo. My father, who was working as a headman (mnyapara) of Lord MacMillan’s Oldonyo Sabuk and Samhar Maragwa estates, interacted with the late Mwalimu Cyrilus Ojoo, one of the first teachers at Kabaa. Mr Ojoo encouraged him to take me to Kabaa.