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Gem of Siaya: Colonial chief who could flog parents for not taking their children to school

02, May 2021

Colonial Chief Odera Akango of Gem location is a man most remembered for his love for education. He is remembered for flogging parents who failed to take their children to school. In remembrance of Akango, the Siaya county government has now refurbished his colonial cell and office, which will now be a tourist attraction feature. Kevin Ogutu tells us the story of this man who died over a century ago but his works are still well remembered.