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Geneticist

Reuben James Olembo, Kenyan geneticist. Fellow: Kenya Academy of Sciences (secretary); member: International Genetics Federation (executive committee).

Background

Olembo, Reuben James was born on November 28, 1936 in Kakamega, Kenya. Son of Habil Ariba and Josephine Maina Olembo.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1961. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1965.

Career

Rockefeller Foundation fellow Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1961—1965, research assistant, 1963—1965. Lecturer, senior lecturer Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1965—1969. Reader, professor, head department University Nairobi (Kenya), 1972—1978.

Director division environmental management United Nations Environment Program, Nairobi, since 1976. Member international board Plant Genetic Resources, Rome, since 1977. Board trustees International Institute Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, since 1978.

Chairman board governors Western College Arts and Applied Sciences, Kenya, since 1972. Member Wildlife Fund Trustees Kenya, since 1974. Chief examiner East African Examinations Council, Kenya, 1966—1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: Kenya Academy of Sciences (secretary). Member: International Genetics Federation (executive committee).

Connections

Married Norah Khadzini Ngaira Olembo, November 9, 1968. Children: Kenneth Shitsugane, Caroline Saisi, Lynnette Andeyo, Lillian Amimo.

father:
Habil Ariba

mother:
Josephine Maina Olembo

spouse:
Norah Khadzini Ngaira Olembo

child:
Kenneth Shitsugane Olembo

child:
Caroline Saisi Olembo

child:
Lynnette Andeyo Olembo

child:
Lillian Amimo Olembo