Hilary Ng’weno and Julia Ojiambo, were the first Kenyans to Attend Harvard University


Julia Auma Ojiambo


29th November 1936


P. O. Box 43950 00100 Nairobi

She was the first LUHYA and first Kenyan woman to be admitted to HAVARD University.and later went on to achieve greatly.

Ojiambo is on record as being the first to receive a PhD degree from the University of Nairobi, where she would also be the first African woman to be appointed a lecturer.

She was the first woman to be appointed an assistant minister in independent Kenya, and she was the only woman among the top political leaders who, in 2007, formed the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

*First African Kenyan woman to be admitted to the Royal Technical college (University of Nairobi).

  • First woman to obtain a PhD degree from the university of Nairobi.

*First black African woman to be appointed lecturer at the university of Nairobi.

*First woman to be appointed Chairperson of Council of University of Nairobi.

*First female Assistant Minister in Kenyan cabinet.


Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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