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Zachary Onyonka

Federal agency administrator

Zachary Onyonka, federal agency administrator. Research fellow University College, Nairobi, 1967; recipient Elder Golden Heart medal. Fellow International Bankers Association.


ONYONKA, Zachary was born on February 28, 1939. Son of Godrico Deri and Kerobina (nbe Kebati) Onyonka.


Student, Mosocho School. Student, Nyaburu School. Student, St. Mary's School.

Doctor in Public Service (honorary), Syracuse University, 1981.


Fellow, University College, Nairobi 1967, Lecturer, Department, of Economics 1968-1969. Member of Parliament for Kisii since 1969. Minister of Economics Planning and Development 1969-1970, of Information and Broadcasting 1970-1973, of Health 1973-1974, of Education 1974-1976, of Housing and Social Services 1976-1978, for Economic Planning and Development 83, of Foreign Affairs 1987-1988, of Planning and National Development March since 1988.

Executive Committee, Kenya African National Union. President AfricanCaribbean and Pacific Group of Countries 1981. Fellow, Institute Bankers’ Association.

Honorary Doctor Public Service (Syracuse University) 1981. Elder Golden Heart.


Fellow International Bankers Association.


Married; 6 children.

Godrico Deri Onyonka

Kerobina (Kebati) Onyonka