In Summary
  • Mr Lempere started his education at Kipsing Primary School in the neighbouring Isiolo County.
  • Mr Lempere drafted many Bills which were approved by the first county assembly of Samburu.
  • Mr Lempere succeeded the 36-year-old former Speaker, Steve Lelegwe, who was elected as the Samburu senator.

Less than a decade ago, he was a herdsboy in a small, dusty village along Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu County tending to his father’s cattle in the forest during school breaks.

Mr Solomon Lempere’s life revolved around herding livestock and dancing with other warriors in the evening.

“I was exposed to the pastoralist way of life and going to school was not a priority to my father who is a herdsman,” Mr Lempere recalls.

“The main reason was that, in the Samburu culture, as the first-born son, I was to assist my father to graze the animals.”

The 29-year-old lawyer added, “I was lucky to have gone to school. Many of my warrior friends didn’t.”

Mr Lempere, who started his education at Kipsing Primary School in the neighbouring Isiolo County, is the Speaker of Samburu County Assembly.

Before then, he was an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

UNOPPOSED

Considered humble and soft-spoken, Mr Lempere was unopposed after his rivals pulled out days to the ballot.

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