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educator , Philosopher

Clement Meshalk Onaig'o, Kenyan philosopher, educator. Grantee Booker International, 1987, Ford Foundation, 1988, National Council for Science and Technology, 1999. Chairman board governors Butere Girls High School, since 1989; chairman Kenya African National Union, since 1997. Fellow Kenya National Academy of Sciences, African Academy of Sciences.

Background

Onaig'o, Clement Meshalk was born on June 19, 1943 in Kakamega, Kenya. Son of Peter Eshiyonzo and Philista Amanya.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1969. Master of Arts, Washington State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Olumibia University, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor philosophy Millsaps College, Mississippi, 1973-1974. Lecturer Makere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1974-1980. Senior lecturer Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1981-1988.

Associate professor, chairman department philosophy University Nairobi, 1988-1996, professor, member council, since 1990, dean faculty social science, since 1988. Fulbright visiting scholar Ohio State University, 1984-1985. Senior German Academic Exchange Service visiting scholar University Bamberg, Germany, 1994, senior German Academic Exchange Service exchange scholar, 2000.

Senior Fulbright visiting scholar Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1994-1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Role of Proverbs and Riddles in the Culture of Abalagia of Kenya, 1978, The Sex Education Question: Towards Comprehensive Analysis and Justification for Sex Education in the Kenya School Cirriculum, 1985 (Ford Foundation grant), Towards Understanding Independent Africa, 1989, The African Perspective: Analysis of Selected Texts on Education, Artistic and Cultural Situations in Africa, 1990, Introduction to Philosophy, 1995.

Membership

Chairman board governors Butere Girls High School, since 1989. Chairman Kenya African National Union, since 1997. Fellow Kenya National Academy of Sciences, African Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, swimming, football, tennis, travel.

Connections

Married Ruth Khasaya Barua, August 5, 1971. Children: Masuka, Makeba, Tete, Omutsembi, Lulu.

father:
Peter Eshiyonzo

mother:
Philista Amanya

spouse:
Ruth Khasaya Barua

child:
Masuka Onaig'o

child:
Makeba Onaig'o

child:
Tete Onaig'o

child:
Omutsembi Onaig'o

child:
Lulu Onaig'o