Eliud Mathu

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Eliud Wambu Mathu (born 1910) the first African to sit on Kenya's Legislative Council and served from 1944-1957.[1]

He graduated from Alliance High School (Kenya) in 1926 and studied at Fort Hare College, South Africa (1932–34) and Balliol College, Oxford University (1939–40). He was the first African master at Alliance.[2]


  1. ^ History, Parliament of the Republic of Kenya
  2. ^ Marshall Clough (April–June 1978). "Review: Understanding Kenya in the '50s: New Resources, but More Needed: Reviewed Works: Mathu of Kenya: A Political Study by Jack R. Roelker; Counter-Insurgency in Kenya 1952-60: A Study of Military Operations against Mau Mau by Anthony Clayton". Africa Today. 25 (2): 79–81. JSTOR 4185774.