Wilson Ndolo Ayah

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Wilson Ndolo Ayah (29 April 1932 – 16 March 2016) was a Kenyan politician. He served as Foreign Minister from 1990 to 1993 during Kenya's return to a multi-party system of governance. Ndolo Ayah served in the government of Daniel Arap Moi as minister from 18 August 1987 when he was first appointed Minister for Research Science and Technology.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ndolo Ayah was born in Kisumu, Kenya and educated at Maseno School, Makerere University and University of Wisconsin–Madison graduating with a MSc in rural sociology.

Political life[edit]

He was first elected to parliament in the general elections of December 1969 as MP Kisumu Rural Constituency. He lost in 1974, but was elected MP in the neighbouring Kisumu Town Constituency in 1983. For the 1988 elections he switched constituencies with the late Dr Robert Ouko, becoming once again MP for Kisumu Rural until 1992. He served as a nominated member of parliament from 1992-1997 when he retired from elective politics.

He served as the first chairman of Safaricom ltd. from start up to the largest company in East Africa.

Personal life[edit]

He married Caroline Herine (1944–1994) in 1966 and had one son.


  1. ^ Daddie Odhiambo. "Former Cabinet Minister Ndolo Ayah is dead". Hivisasa.com. 

Kenya Gazette 19 Dec 1969 Kenya Gazette 18 Aug 1987