Sam Ongeri

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Sam Ongeri (2012).

Samson Kagengo Ongeri is a Kenyan politician. He is a member of the [[Orange Democratic Movement ]]. He was elected to represent the Nyaribari Masaba Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya in 1997. His tenure lasted until 2002.[1] He was Minister of Education from 2007 to 2012 and foreign minister of Kenya between 2012 and 2013. He was the chairman of Athletics Kenya from 1974 to 1984.[2]

On 12 September 2012, Ongeri was among a Kenyan delegation meeting in Mogadishu with newly elected Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, when two suicide bombers and two gunmen dressed in government uniforms attempted an attack on the Jazeera Hotel where the officials had convened. There were reportedly around 10 casualties, among which were three Somali security detail, one AU peacekeeper, and the assailants themselves.[3] None of the assembled statesmen were harmed.[4] The Al-Shabaab militant group later claimed responsibility for the attacks.[3]


  1. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed 19 June 2008.
  2. ^ Athletics Kenya Chairmen
  3. ^ a b "Somalia: Newly elected President Hassan and foreign dignitaries survive multiple bomb blasts". Garowe Online. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Roggio, Bill (12 September 2012). "Shabaab suicide bombers attack new Somali president, Kenyan foreign minister". Long War Journal. Retrieved 14 September 2012.