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Religious Leaders
Political Leaders
Sports and Music Leaders

 

 

Religious Leadership:

Christian Leadership:
1.
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Augustine Salimo:

He is the head of Sebei Diocese in Kapchorwa District - Uganda

2. Pr. Kitio Patrick Kiso Araap Kipkania:

Holds a Diploma in Theology from Bugema College (Uganda). He served God through Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church for over 40 years having gradually risen in ranks to being an Associate Executive Director Of Western Kenya Field which includes part of Rift Valley (North/Central) and also Western Province. Apart from serving God in many parts of the country, he also spent many years preaching the gospel across Mt. Elgon villages and relentlessly advocated for self governance of Sabaots within the adventist church which bore fruits in his 38th year of service.

He retired 10 years ago as an employee of Adventist church and lives in USA and still serving God as a spiritual consultant of Rising Waves International Inc. - a Christian Online radio based in Minnesota, USA.

 3. Bishop Moses Naibei:

He is the first Sabaot-Bishop in Mt. Elgon-Kenya. He has a Bachelor of Theology  (Pastoral option) from Caribbean Bible College (USA); Masters in Christian Education from Caribbean Bible College (USA). He is currently a senior church minister at Calvary Celebration Center International, Imara Daima, in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also an ordained East African Regional Overseer which covers Kenya,Uganda,Tanzania,Rwanda,Burundi and Zambia for a ministry based in America called Global Church Fellowship International. For more information click here


Muslim Leadership:

1.
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Other Faiths:

1.
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Educational Leadership:

 

Educational Leadership:

You must have achieved a PhD/Doctorate to be included in this leadership category. If you meet the above prequisite and your name does not appear herein please get in-touch through Contact Us page  or email: sabaotss@yahoo.com.

1. Prof. Peter Berachesebe Kibas, PhD:

 He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) of Kabarak University since May 2007; he held the position of the Dean of the School of Business and Director of the Nakuru Town Campus, prior to the current position. Prior to joining Kabarak, he was a full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management and the Director (and founder) of the Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Development (CEED) at the United States International University (USIU), Nairobi. He had also worked as the founding director of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) School of Management between January 2004 and June 2006. He is one of the few qualified and accomplished entrepreneurship/management consultants in the region. Prof. Kibas has had extensive experience in consultancy, teaching/training, management, research, curriculum/program development and delivery and evaluation for a period spanning over 30 years.

 

2. Prof. Beatrice Tengecho Chemengich, PhD (Deceased):

  She is the first Sabaot lady with a PhD academic achievement. Her Doctor of Philosophy is in Ecological Entomology with extensive research in insects and birds. She is a member of the following professional societies: Kenya National Academy society, East African Natural History society (Nature Net), Member of 1978 Brathay Expedition, Member of 1983 Conference of Bird populations and Atlas of network (London), and also a Member of Entomological society of Kenya (ESK).  Her extensive research also includes the study of our own Ecosystem/Biodiversity in the slopes Mt. Elgon where she has written several scientific papers and also published two Sabaot Botanic books on plants and the other on Birds. She is currently the Lecturer in the Department of Zoological Science, Ecology and Entomology.

 

3. Dr. Rev. Diphus  Chosefu Chemorion, PhD:

He is an ordained minister of the Reformed Church of East Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA Social Work) degree from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) from St. Paul’s United Theological College, a Master of Theology (MTh.) from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and a Doctor of Theology (DTh) from Stellenbosch University. He has worked for a long time as Translation Advisor with Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL). Currently he is a lecturer in the Biblical Studies department at St. Paul’s University, Limuru-Kenya.

 

4. Dr. Sam Barteka Sakajja, PhD:

He is currently Uganda's Ambassador to the Russian Federation. Has been a lecturer in several countries in Europe. He was also one of the two Members of Parliament in the 1980's during President Obote's reign. In summary:

1948 - Sakajja Born in Uganda.
1971 - Studies at Makerere University, Uganda.
1971 - Moves to Moscow.
1977 - Graduates, Moscow Friendship University.
1979 - PhD in international law, Moscow Friendship University.
1980 - Returns to Uganda.
1980 - Elected member of Ugandan Parliament.
1982 - Ugandan representative to the UN.
1982 - Chairman, UN General Assembly.
1985 - Moves to Sweden.
1986 - Lecturer, University of Stockholm.
2005 to current- The Ugandan ambassador to the Russian Federation.

 

5. Dr. Lewis Kwemoi Chongwony, PhD:

Has B.A. in Business Studies and Mathematics from Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya); Master of Business Administration at Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya); M.A in International Affairs at Ohio University (USA); PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Specializing in Instructional Technology & Design at Ohio University (USA). He is currently a university lecturer at at Ohio state in USA.

6. Prof. Sheme Chemangey Masaba
      
He completed his PhD in Immunity to Animal Parasites and a Master in Science in Animal Parasitology at the University of Wales, Bangor (Britain) in 1971-1975. He enrolled at University of California-Riverside (USA) where he pursued a Bsc. Degree Majoring in Zoology in 1963-1967. For his initial education he went to Kapkwomurya Primary School, Sipi Primary School, Amanang Primary School, Masaba Junior Secondary School, Teso College, Aloet  Nabumali High School and Ntare School.

Previous Employment Positions held includes:1975-76: Senior Research Officer, East African Institute of Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania; 1977-79: Senior Parasitologist, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Kisumu, Kenya; 1979-80: Head of Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Nairobi, Kenya; 1981-85: Deputy Director, Uganda Trypanosomiasis Research Organization, Tororo;1986-88: Cabinet Minister at the Ministry of Animal Industry and Fisheries (Uganda Government); Professor at the Department of Zoology, Makerere University, Uganda; Member of Uganda Council for Science and Technology.

He is the Founder and Director of Town View Secondary School in Kapchorwa-Uganda and is also currently actively in social work, particularly promoting education in Sebei region and the surrounding communities.  

Scientific Publications:
His scientific work below has mainly been on malaria and schistosomiasis.

>Morbidity in urinary schistosomiasis in relation to the intensity of infection. J trop med hyg. 86:65
>Man made dams acting as sources of bilharzias in Onganga, Kanaluo, South Nyanza, Kenya. E afr med j. 60:860
>In vitro response of Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine in Nyanza District, Kenya. Bull WHO. 76:593
>Sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine in Busia District, Kenya. Trans roy soc trop med hyg. 76:314
>Urinary Schistosomiasis in Homa Bay District, Kenya. Ken J sci tech. 1:71
>Urinary schistosomiasis in Bunyala and Samia locations of Western Kenya. E afr med j. 55: 497
>Population dynamics of Hyostrongylus rubidus infections in pigs after infections with 2500 larvae. J comp path. 88: 575
>Anti-enzyme antibodies in rabbits and pigs against Hyostrongylus rubidus. Vet parasit. 4: 297
>Studies on the immune response to the cuticle of Hyostrongylus rubidus. Bull anim hlth prod afr. 26: 421
>The incidence of fascioliasis and hydatidosis in cattle slaughtered at the Mwanza abattoir, Tanzania. Bull anim hlth prod afr. 25: 421
>Sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to antimalaria drugs in Nandi District, Kenya. WHO/malaria/83.998
>Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. Experimental infections in cattle, in ‘Recent Developments in Medical Research in Eastern Africa.’ ED A R Njogu, et al.
>The History of human Trypanosomiasis in Uganda. Meeting of the Scientific International Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC).
>Epidemiology of schistosomiasis in Kisumu, municipality, Kenya. Medicom  2: 47
>Antimalaria activity of Vernonia amygdalina. Trans roy soc trop med hyg. 94: 695

7. Dr Kisa Juma Ngeiywa:

He is a Veterinery Medical Doctor. He is currently the assistant Director of Veterinary Services in Kenya; He is also the Chairman of Kenya Camel Association (KCA): http://www.allpro.go.ke/inside.php?id=49 

 

8. Dr. Prof. Crispus Ndiema, PhD:

He is a Lecturer at Masinde Muliro university, Bungoma (Kenya)

 

9. Dr. Prof. A. K. Chemtai, PhD:

He is Professor of Immunology in the school of Medicine at Moi University (Kenya). Has a B.Sc from Makerere University(Uganda); PhD (Brussels).

10. Dr. Moses Ngeiywa, PhD:

Has a Bachelor of Education in Science from Kenyatta University (Kenya), Master in Science from Kenyatta University (Kenya), PhD at  Moi University (Kenya).

 

11. Dr. Moses M. Sichei, PhD: He has a PhD in Economics and currently works in Central Bank of Kenya.

 

12. Dr. Jason R. Kap-Kirwok, PhD:


He is the country Director of Kenya working for TradeMark East Africa which aims to deepen regional integration and expand trade as a pathway to sustained economic growth, new business and new jobs in East African countries. He is a strategy specialist with a Masters in Business Administration and a track record of more than 20 years successfully developing and implementing strategies for profit, non-profit, and intergovernmental organisations in the United States and Africa. He is passionate about integrating strategy, structure, people, systems and performance management to achieve sustainable results.






13. Dr. Rev. Emmanuel Chemengich, PhD:

He has a PhD in Theology.

14. Dr. Kipchanga Chemwotei Sakong, MD: He is an Internal Medicine Doctor in Slovakia.

 

15. Dr. Maurice C. Butaki, MD: 

Currently at Charles University Language Institute Marianske Lazne (Czech Republic),  CharlesUniversity, Medical Faculty In Pilsen (Czech Republic)

 

16. Dr. Saul Chemonges (Vet Doctor):

He is member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Master of Veterinary Studies from University of Queensland (Australia). He was the first person to research and record the risk posed to pet dogs in Hong Kong from the Old World Screwworm fly (Chrysomya bezziana) in a scientific research article titled: Old World – new threat to Australian animals Published: 14 April 2003 as outlined in Wikipedia. He is the founder of the South East Asian Veterinary Practitioner Journal and currently manages an animal vet practice in Australia.

 

17. Prof. Solomon K. Musani, PhD:
He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Mississipi Medical Center-USA. He received his BS and MS in Animal Production from Egerton University, Kenya. His MS research work dwelt on genetic trends in a commercial dairy herd (Musani and Mayer 1997; Mayer and Musani 2002). After five years as an assistant lecturer in Quantitative Genetics at the same University, he proceeded to University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada for his PhD in Quantitative Genetics. His doctoral work focused on combining breed and family information to detect QTL in crosses of outbred populations.
Publications:
>Detection of gene x gene interactions in genome-wide association studies of human population data, Solomon K. Musani, Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA Hum Hered 63:67-84. 2007

>Principal component analysis of quantitative trait loci for immune response to adenovirus in mice, Solomon K. Musani, Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA, Hereditas 143:189-97. 2006.
>Obesity--still highly heritable after all these years, Solomon K Musani, Am J Clin Nutr 87:275-6. 2008.

18. Prof. Johnson Changeywo, PhD:

Science Lecturer at Egerton University (Kenya).

19. Prof. Paul S. Sabila, PhD:

He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, at the University of Connecticut (2008). Dr. Sabila earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut (2006) and his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Nairobi in Kenya (1999). His dissertation work was on the preparation of strained organic compounds (heterocycles) and the preparation of natural product-like organic compounds. While studying for his doctorate, he completed an internship at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Dr. Sabila has also worked as an assistant Quality control Manager (Gesto Pharmaceuticals, Kenya) and as a Medical Representative (Phillips Pharmaceuticals, Kenya). He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Organic Division.

 

20. Dr. Robert Bukose, MD:

He completed a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Medicine from Nairobi University, Kenya. He is currently a consultant General surgeon /medical supt/DMSO at Baringo region.




21. Dr. Emmanuel Ndiema, PhD

I completed my PhD in Anthropology, at Rutgers the state University of New Jersey. I am currently a senior a Research Scientists at the Department of Earth sciences at the National Museum of Kenya. My research involves the initial phases of domestication and the dynamics of culture and subsistence strategies among ancient populations at Lake Turkana Basin in Northern Kenya. In particular, I am interested in modeling both modern and ancient pastoral land use patterns (exchange and social interaction) using ecologically sensitive variables (hydrology, soils, geological substrate) employing geomatic techniques to understand the impact of climate change on human mobility and subsistence patterns  though time and space. He is a product of the following educational institutions: Kitum Primary School (1989), Kitale High School (1993), University of Nairobi (1999).

22. Dr. George Ndiema Chemining’wa, PhD:

B.Sc. Agriculture (University of Nairobi), Kenya; M.Sc. Agronomy (University of Nairobi, (Kenya ); Ph.D. Plant Science (University of Manitoba), Canada.

He is currently the Lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

23. Dr Ibrahim Musobo--working in Rwanda


24. Dr John Boyo--United Nations


25. Dr. Kenneth L. Chebet (Deceased) - Medical Doctor


Political Leadership:

 

Sabaot-Uganda Political Leaders:

 

Current/Former Members of Paliament in Kapchorwa, Kween and Bukwo Districts

 

Year

 

Constituency*

Name

Role in Government

Previous Career experience

2011-2016

9th Parliament

Kongasis

Hon. Sabila Nelson MP

 

 

2011-2016

9th Parliament

Kongasis

[Woman MP] 

Hon. Chelangat Everlyn Tete

 

 

 

2011-2016

9th Parliament

Kween

Hon. Kisos Chemaswet MP

 

 

2011-2016

9th Parliament

Kween

[Woman MP]

Hon. Chekwel Lydia

 

 

 

2011-2016

9th Parliament

Tingey

Hon. Stephen Chebrot MP

 

 

2011-2016

9th Parliament

Tingey

[Woman MP]

Hon Phylis Chemutai Kissa

 

 

 

2006-2011

8th Parliament

Kongasis

Hon. Bartile Toskin

 

 

2006-2011

8th Parliament

Kongasis

[Woman MP]

Hon. Chelangat Everlyn Tete

 

 

2006-2011

8th Parliament

Kween

Dr. Yego Arap Kissa

 

 

2006-2011

8th Parliament

Kween

 

 

 

2006-2011

8th Parliament

Tingey

Hon. Sabila Herbert

 

 

2006-2011

8th Parliament

Tingey

[Woman MP]

Hon. Rukia Chekamondo

 

 

2001-2006

7th Parliament

Kongasis

Hon. Bartile Toskin

 

 

2001-2006

7th Parliament

Kween

Hon. Dr Yego Arap Kisa

 

 

2001-2006

7th Parliament

Tingey

Hon. Stephen Chebrot

 

 

2001-2006

7th Parliament

Tingey

[Woman MP]

Hon. Getrude Kulang

 

 

1996-2001

6th Parliament

Kongasis

Hon. Kapkomu Ndiwa

 

 

1996-2001

6th Parliament

Kween

Hon. Chebet Maigut

 

 

1996-2001

6th Parliament

Tingey

Hon. Stephen Chebrot

 

 

1996-2001

6th Parliament

Tingey

[Woman MP]

Hon. Jane Francis Kuka

 

 

1993-1995

 

Kongasis

Hon. Bartile Toskin

 

 

1993-1995

Kween

Hon. Chebet Maigut

 

 

1993-1995

Tingey

Hon. Stephen Chebrot

 

 

1993-1995

Tingey

Hon. Gertrude Kulang

 

 

1989-1993

Kongasis

Hon. Kamuron Peter

 

 

1989-1993

Kween

Hon. Yego Arap Kisa

 

 

1989-1993

Tingey

Hon. Dr. Shem Masaba Chemagei

 

 

1989-1993

Tingey

Hon. Gertrude Kulang

 

 

From Independence-

Kapchorwa District

Hon. Yovan Maigut Chemonges (deceased)

 

 

From Independence-

Kapchorwa District

Hon. Barteka Sakajja

 

 

From Independence-

Kapchorwa District

Hon. Chemaswet Ndiwa Charles

 

 

Constituency* and its respective District is as follows:

Kongasis Constituency = Bukwo District

Kween Constituency = Kween District 

Tingey Constituency = Kapchorwa District

                       Sabaot-Kenya Political Leaders:

 Current and Former Members of Parliament in Mt. Elgon Constituency in Kenya.

Year 

            Name

Party

Education and Experience

1963

Daniel Naibei Chepnoi Moss

KANU

 Experience: 1st MP/ Ardent Sabaot Political activist

1969

Daniel Naibei Chepnoi Moss

KANU

 

1974

Daniel Naibei Chepnoi Moss

KANU

 

1979

Wilberforce arap Kisiero

KANU

B. Commerce from Oxford/Makerere/Nairobi University

1983

Wilberforce arap Kisiero

KANU

B. Commerce Oxford/Makerere/Nairobi University

1988

Wilberforce arap Kisiero

KANU

B. Commerce Oxford/Makerere/Nairobi University

1992

Wilberforce arap Kisiero

KANU

B. Commerce Oxford/Makerere/Nairobi University

1997

Joseph N. Kimkung

KANU

 

2002

John Bomet Serut

KANU

 

2007-2012

Fred Kapondi-The chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Administration and National Security

ODM

 B.A Political Science- University of Nairobi

 2013-Current  John Bomet Serut  Independent  

Current and former Members of Parliament in Endebes Constituency (Kenya)

 Year  Name 
 Party  Education and Career Experience
 2013  Dr.     Robert Bokose  URP  Bachelor of Medicine from Nairobi University
       

County Assembly Representatives in Mt. Elgon and Trans-Nzoia Counties in Kenya
 Year  Name 
County   Ward  Party
 2013  Jane Kamwanja  Bungoma  Cheptais   ODM
 2013  Ben Joshua Kipkut  Bungoma  Chesikaki 
 URP
 2013
Enock Chemorion  Bungoma  Chepyuk 
 URP
2013 Benson Simiyu  Bungoma Kapkateny 
 URP
 2013
 Godwin Kwemoi Ndege  Bungoma  Kapsokwony 
 URP
 2013
 Peter Cherui  Bungoma  Kaptama 
 URP
 2013 Patrick Kisiero  Trans Nzoia  Endebes 
URP
 2013
 David Poloman  Trans Nzoia
 Saboti 
 URP
2013
 Gilbert Kitio  Trans Nzoia
 Kinyoro 
 URP
         

County Senator Representative
 Year  Name 
 Party County   Education and Career Experience
 2013  Henry Tiyoi Ole Ndiema  Ford Kenya  Trans-Nzoia  
         



Couunty Governor and Deputy-Governor Leadership
 Year  Name 
 Party County   Position
 2013  Hillary Chongwony  Ford Kenya  Bungoma  Deputy Governor
         


 

Sabaot Athletes

1. Ben Jipcho – Sabaot, Kenya:

He was born on March 1, 1943. He is the first sabaot athlete to have won international races while representing Kenya in major tournaments. He is a former athlete from Kenya, who won the silver medal in the 3,000 metres Steeplechase at the 1972 Summer Olympics, behind his teammateKipchoge Keino.

Jipcho won 5,000 metres race in the 1973 All-Africa Games. He also won the golden medal in the5,000 metres and 3,000 metres Steeplechase, and the bronze medal in the 1,500 metres at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Jipcho may be as well-known for his role in Keino's victory over Jim Ryun in the high altitude 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City as for his own athletic accomplishments. Sacrificing his own chances for a medal to team tactics, he pulled Keino through a 56 second first 400 meters before being passed by his teammate with 800 meters to go and drifting back into the pack. By that point, Keino had established a lead of 20 meters or more, which Ryun's famous finishing speed could not erase.

Jipcho was later quoted:

"Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first."

His granddaughter Esther Chemutai is also a runner, while he is a distant uncle to the siblingsLinet Masai and Moses Masai

 

Achievement Summary:

Silver: 1972 Munich 3000 m steeple Commonwealth Games

Gold: 1974 Christchurch 5000 m

Gold: 1974 Christchurch 3000 m steeple

Bronze: 1974 Christchurch 1500 m All-Africa Games

Gold: 1973 Lagos 5000 m

Gold: 1973 Lagos 3000-meters steeple.

2. Shem Kororia – Sabaot, Kenya:

He was born on 25 September 1972. He is a former Kenya, long-distance runner who specialized in the 5000 metres and half Marathon. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Kororia was the third man ever to run the half marathon within an hour, when he won the world title on 1997-10-04 in Košice, Slovakia clocking 59:56.

He won 5000 metres gold twice at the Military World Games: in 1995 and 1999. He also won the Parelloop 10K in race in the Netherlands in 1997.

He is from Kaptama in Mt. Elgon District, the same village as Edith Masai.

Achievements Summary:

Year

Tournament

Venue

Result

Extra

1995

World Championships

Gothenburg, Sweden

3rd

5000 m

 

Military World Games

Rome, Italy

1st

5000 m

1997

World Half Marathon Championships

Košice, Slovakia

1st

Half marathon

1998

World Half Marathon Championships

Uster, Switzerland

10th

Half marathon

1999

Military World Games

Zagreb, Croatia

1st

5000 m

3. Moses Ndiema Kipsiro - Sabaot, Uganda:

He was born on 2nd September 1986 He is a Sabaot-Ugandan middle distance runner who specializes in the 5000 Meters. He was born in Chesimat. He came in second place in a closely fought race at the 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing with a time of 35:04 minutes. At the 2009 Super Grand Prix meeting Herculis, he set a Ugandan record in the 3000 m of 7:30.95 minutes.

He is a three-time Ugandan cross country champion having won in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He ran at the inaugural World 10K Bangalore race in 2008 and finished as the runner-up just behind Zersenay Tadese. He had a second attempt at the race in 2010, but was again relegated to second place, this time by Titus Mbishei.

Kipsiro's 2010 season started with success at the2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships: he won the bronze medal in the men's race and led the Ugandan team to fifth place in the table. The next major test came in July on the track at the2010 African Championships in Athletics, where he took the 10,000 meters Wilson Kiprop. Based on this performance, he was selected to representAfrica at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup in both the3000 metres and 5000 m. He was outdone by an in-form Bernard Lagat silver medal behind 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi the following month and faced strong opposition from a Kenyan trio. However, Kipsiro assumed the lead and over both distances, but managed to secure two silver medals for Africa. He was selected to run in the5000 m at the never relinquished the position, holding off defending champion Eliud Kipchoge at the line to become the Commonwealth champion.

Achievements Summary:

Year

Competition

Venue

Position

Event

2007

World Championships

Osaka, Japan

3rd

5,000 m

2010

Continental Championships

 

2nd

3,000 m

2nd

5,000 m

2008

Commonwealth Games

New Delhi,India

1st

5,000 m

1st

10,000 m

4. Milcah Chemos Cheywa – Sabaot, Kenya:

She was born on February 26, 1986 in BugaaMount Elgon District) is a runner fromKenya who specialises in 3000 metres steeplechase.

She is from Bugaa village, but moved to Kitale with her family, where she went to Matumbei and St Phillips primary schools. Later she went to St Claire’s Girls High School in Maragoli.

After schooling she went to the Kenya Police College (KPC) in Kiganjo in 2005. There she met Alex Sang and soon married. He urged her to start running, but she did not start serious training until 2008, after giving a birth. Initially she raced 800 and 1500 metres. She finished 7th over 800 metres at the 2008 Kenyan Olympic trials, 12 seconds behind the winner Pamela Jelimo [3]Richard Mateelong, the Olympic steeplechase medalist posted at KPC, introduced his specialty to her. Consequently she started steeplechase running in March 2009. She won her debut race, at theAthletics Kenya meeting in Kakamega, timing 9:54.4, soon bettering her PB to 9:22.33 at the Night Of Athletics meeting in HeusdenNetherlands.

She is a bronze medalist from 2009 World Championships with personal best 9:08.57, behind Marta Domínguez and Yuliya Zarudneva.

Her husband Alex Sang is a middle-distance runner. They have a four-year old daughter as of 2010.

Like Milcah, running siblings Linet Masai and Moses Masai are from Bugaa village.

Achievements Summary:

Year

Tournament

Venue

Result

Extra

2009

World Championships

Berlin, Germany

3rd

3000 m steeplechase

World Athletics Final

Thessaloniki, Greece

2nd

3000M Steeplechase

2010

African Championships

Nairobi, Kenya

1st

3000M Steeplechase

Continental Cup

Split, Croatia

2nd

3000M Steeplechase

Commonwealth Games

New Delhi, India

1st

3000 m steeplechase

5. Linet Chepkwemoi Masai – Sabaot, Kenya:

She was born on 5th December 1989 in KapsokwonyMount Elgon District) is aKenyan distance runner and the winner of the 10,000 metres at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin, Germany.

Masai is from Bugaa village, four kilometres to Kapsokwony town. Born to John Barasa Masai and Leonida Cherop, she is the fourth born out of ten children. She went to Kapsagom Primary School and then Bishop Okiring Secondary school from where she graduated in 2005. She started running in 2005, when her older brotherMoses Ndiema Masai won 5000 and 10000 metres at the African Junior Championships, hoping she would emulate his success. Her younger siblings Dennis, Ndiema and Magdaline are also runners. Their father John Barasa Masai is also a former runner, while Ben Jipcho is their distant uncle. She is based at the PACE Sports Management training camp in Kaptagat.

She won the women's junior race at the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in MombasaKenya. She finished fourth at the Kenyan trials for the 2007 World Championships 5000 metres race, missing the ticket to Osaka. She did, however, compete at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final, achieving two fourth places (3000 and 5000 metres).

Her breakthrough year came in 2008. In the spring she won the bronze medal in the senior race at the 2008 World Cross Country Championships. In the summer she competed at the Olympic Games, finishing fourth in the 10,000 metres in a newworld junior record of 30:26.50 minutes. The previous record (30:31.55) was set byHuina Xing of China in 2003. It was also a new Kenyan record, the previous record (30:30.26) was held by Edith Masai and was set in 2005. Masai's national record stood for less than a year, seince in June 2009 Florence Kiplagat posted 30:11.53 inUtrechtthe Netherlands.

On August 15, 2009, Masai narrowly defeated Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia in the final of the 10,000 metres at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics held inBerlin, Germany. The reigning 10000 metres Olympic and word champion Tirunesh Dibaba was sidelined due to injury. She was also awarded the Race Results WeeklyFemale Runner of the Year award and the Kenyan Sportswoman of the Year award in 2009.

She began the build up to her 2010 World Cross Country campaign with wins at theCross Internacional Valle de Llodio and Cross Internacional de Soria, beating the rest of the field by some distance both times. A win at the Cross Internacional de Itálicashortly after demonstrated her dominance of the Spanish circuit that year. At the 2010 World Cross Country Championships, she started strongly and began to build up a lead in the final lap. However, Emily Chebet overtook her with a sprint finish to the race, leaving Masai as the runner-up for the second time in as many years.

Later on that year she made her debut at the NYRR New York Mini 10K – her first competition on American soil. Masai outran Emily Chebet in the road running event to take the victory in a time of 30:48. In August she signed up for the Women's 5K Challenge in London and comfortably beat Sylvia Kibet to win the race, reversing their positions from the previous year's competition. She entered the 10,000 m at the2010 African Championships in Athletics but Tirunesh Dibaba defended her title while the Kenya left with a bronze medal. At the Memorial van Damme (the final for the2010 IAAF Diamond League) she finished third as compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot took the inaugural event title. She opened her cross country season with a win at theCross de l'Acier in November.

Achievements Summary:

Year

Competition

Venue

Position

Event

2007

World Cross Country Championships

Mombasa, Kenya

1st

Junior race

World Athletics Final

Stuttgart, Germany

4th

3000 m

4th

5000 m

2008

World Cross Country Championships

Edinburgh, Scotland

3rd

Senior race

2nd

Team competition

Olympic Games

Beijing, China

4th

10,000 m

World Athletics Final

Stuttgart, Germany

5th

3000 m

4th

5000 m

2009

World Cross Country Championships

Amman, Jordan

2nd

Long race

1st

Team

World Championships

Berlin, Germany

1st

10,000 m

2010

World Cross Country Championships

Bydgoszcz, Poland

2nd

Long race

1st

Team

6. Moses Ndiema Masai – Sabaot, Kenya:

He was born on 1st June 1986 in KapsogomMount Elgon District. He is a Kenyanrunner from the Sabaot subtribe (Kalenjin tribe) who specializes in the 10,000 metres.

Masai is from Bugaa village, four kilometres to Kapsokwony town. Born to John Barasa Masai and Leonida Cherop, he is the first born out of ten children. He started running while at Kapsogom Primary School. Later he joined Bishop Okiring Secondary School. At the 2005 Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year awards he won the most promising sportsman category. He won a bronze medal at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final in the 5000 m.

He ran in the 2008 Summer Olympics and managed to finish in fourth position in the10,000 metres final, narrowly missing out on a medal.

His younger sister, Linet Masai, won the women's 10,000 metres gold at the 2009 World Championships, and Moses Ndiema himself won a bronze over the same distance. Other siblings Dennis, Ndiema and Magdaline are also runners. Their father John Barasa Masai is also a former runner, while Ben Jipcho is their distant uncle. He trains with PACE Sports Management.

He won the 2009 New Year's Eve San Silvestre Vallecana race. He took the World's Best 10K title at the 2010 race in Puerto Rico, scoring a new course record of 27:19 and picking up a bonus for his fast time. He signed up for the Dam tot Damloop in September 2010 and was a close runner-up to John Mwangangi, finishing a second behind his compatriot.

He is not to be confused with another Kenyan runner named Moses Masai, known for running marathons and road races in Central Europe.

Achievements Summary:

Year

Competition

Venue

Position

Event

2004

World Junior Championships

Grosseto, Italy

10th

10,000 m

2005

African Junior Championships

Radès, Tunisia

1st

5,000 m

1st

10,000 m

2007

World Athletics Final

Stuttgart, Germany

3rd

5,000 m

2008

World Cross Country Championships

Edinburgh, Scotland

5th

Senior race

1st

Team competition

2009

World Championships

Berlin, Germany

3rd

10,000 m

7. Boniface Toroitich Kiprop - Sabaot, Uganda:

He was born on October 12th , 1985 in Kapchorwa District in Uganda. He is a track and field athlete.

At the 2001 African Junior Championships in Mauritius he competed at 5000 and10000 metres, finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively. Two years later the championships were held in Cameroon, and he won both events. At the 2003 All-Africa Games he finished 4th in 10000 metres and 6th in 5000 metres. At the 2003 World Championships in Paris he missed the 5000 metres final. However, he managed to win a bronze medal in the 10,000 m at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.

At the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics in GrossetoItaly, he won the10000 metres race and was 5th in 5000 metres. He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. There he finished fourth in the final of the10,000 metres. He again finished fourth at the 2005 World Championships, but won a silver medal over 5000 metres at the 3rd IAAF World Athletics Final.

In 2006 he won the 10,000 metres race at the Commonwealth Games.

In August 2004 he set a new 10000 metres World Junior Record, 27:04.00 at theMemorial Van Damme meeting in Brussels. The record was broken by Samuel Wanjiru at the same meeting the next year. Kiprop also holds Ugandan records in 3000, 5000 and 10000 metres.

At the 2007 All-Africa Games he was fifth in 10000 metres. He finished 10th at 10000 metres at the 2007 World Championships.

His older brother Martin Toroitich is also a runner, who has featured at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Boniface Kiprop is coached by Ricky Simms.

 

8. Edith Chewangel Masai – Sabaot, Kenya:

She was born on April 4th, 1967. She is a Sabaot- Kenyan track athlete. Her best achievements are three individual gold medals in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships between 2002–2004. She is also known for reaching global top at the age of 35.

Masai was born in Chepkoya village, Mount Elgon District. She competed during her high school days while at Kibuk Secondary School. She graduated in 1988. She joined Kenya Prisons Service in 1990, known for recruiting many talented athletes. Masai did not, however, achieve anything until 1999, when she became the national cross-country champion, at the age of 32. Consequently, she started training more seriously. She won the Lotto Cross Cup Brussels in 2001 and went on to take bronze in the short race at the World Cross Country Championships that year. She improved upon this the following year, taking the gold at the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Masai holds the 3000 metres African record set in July 2002 in Monaco.

She won a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships. In 2004 she failed at the Kenyan trials for the Olympics, but since she was one of only three Kenyans who had beaten the Olympic "A"-qualifying time in women's 5000 metres that year, she was offered a place on the team. Masai herself initially rejected the offer, but joined the team after lengthy negotiations. At the Olympics she dropped out suffering a hamstring injury. She made her marathon debut at the age of 38, but gave a confident first performance, clocking 2:27:06 to win the 2005 Hamburg Marathon.

She finished 5th at the 10000 metres race at the 2005 World Championships inHelsinkiFinland. Her time, 30:30.26 was a new Kenyan record. The record was beaten by Linet Masai at the 2008 Olympics, who run 30:26.50.

Masai has since been shifting from track running to marathon. She won Hamburg Marathon in 2005 and participated it also in 2006 and 2007. In 2006 she won Berlin Half Marathon, setting the fastest half marathon run that year, 1:07:16 minutes. It was also a personal best and a course record. She also set a new 5000 metresKenyan record of 14:33.84 minutes.

She won 10000 metres silver medal at the 2007 All-Africa Games. Her time, 31:31.18 is a new World record for Over 40 year old women. The previous record was held byNicole Leveque of France, who run 32:12.07 in Helsinki in 1994. Masai participated the 2008 World championships marathon in OsakaJapan, finishing 8th in a race won by her compatriot Catherine Ndereba.

Masai won the 2008 Rock ‘n' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA. She wonSingapore Marathon in December 2008.

She currently lives in Nairobi and TrierGermany. She is divorced. She is a mother of a boy, born in 1990. She is coached by Dorothee Paulmann.

Achievements Summary:

Year

Tournament

Venue

Result

Time

Notes

2001

World XC Championships

Ostend,Belgium

3

x

Short race

2

x

Team short race

World Championships

Edmonton,Canada

7

15:17.67

5000 m

Grand Prix Final

Melbourne,Australia

7

x

3000 m

2002

World XC Championships

Dublin,Ireland

1

x

Short race

2

x

Team short race

Commonwealth Games

Manchester,England

2

x

5000 m

Grand Prix Final

Paris,France

4

x

3000 m

2003

World XC Championships

Lausanne,Switzerland

1

x

Short race

1

x

Team short race

World Championships

Paris,France

3

14:52.30

5000 m

World Athletics Final

Monaco

1

x

3000 m

2004

World XC Championships

Brussels,Belgium

1

x

Short race

2

x

Team short race

World Athletics Final

Monaco

4

x

5000 m

2005

World Championships

Helsinki,Finland

5

x

10000 m

World Athletics Final

Monaco

6

x

3000 m

2006

African Championships

Bambous,Mauritius

1

x

10000 m

World Road Running Championships

Debrecen,Hungary

5

x

 

1

x

Team race

World Athletics Final

Stuttgart,Germany

7

x

5000 m

2007

All-Africa Games

Algiers,Algeria

2

x

10000 m

2007 World Championships

Osaka,Japan

8

x

Marathon

                         

Sabaot Soccer

1. Sammy Sholei Tiyoi:

He is the first and the only Sabaot-Kalenjin to have excelled steadily having risen from being unknown soccer player to the highest level of being recruited to play for the Kenya National Football Team- Harambee Stars. He was born to a humble family of Mzee Peter Sholei Kipsamiy and Mama Anna Nyokos at Kaptama in Mt Elgon, Kenya. Sholei began his football career in Kitale town, in the Rift Valley Province. Sholei, a lanky and effective midfielder played for Rivatex FC andRaymonds FC (both now defunct) before moving toKenya Breweries FC (now renamed Tusker FC). Sholei was part of the Kenya Breweries FC team that reached the finals of the CAF Cup Winners' Cup in 1994 that failed to hang on to a 2-2 away draw to succumb to a shocking 3-0 loss at the hands of Zaire's DC Motema Pembe in the return tie in Nairobi. He was also a Kenya national football team player, having earned his first call up under coach Mohamed Kheri back in 1991. He earned 20 Caps for Kenya, including appearances againstAlgeria in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 2 June and 14 June 1996.
After retiring from club and international football in 1997, Sholei successfully ventured into private business entrepreneurship. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of an IT firm E-World Communications, which he founded in 2005 that offers IT Consultancy with currently over 33 employees and a monthly income of over Kshs. 3.5 Million. Also since 2008, Sholei became an online journalist for a Kenyan soccer website-KenyaFootball.

Sabaot Volleyball

1. Phyllis Chepkorir Mutembete.
Born in Kissawai village in Kitale-Kenya, Phyllis has always exhibited the best performance in volleyball sport since her childhood. She started playing volleyball while in Kissawai primary school, then proceeded to Mukumu Girls Secondary school where she helped the school team win several national championships. After her secondary education, she received a job offer with Kenya commercial Bank (KCB). She played for KCB volleyball team in several local and international tournaments. Due to her magnificent performance she received sports scholarship to further her studies in William Jewel University (MO, USA) in 2006 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2009. She helped her team in William Jewel University win several tournaments. She is currently pursuing her education in Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) studies while still exhibiting her prowess in volleyball.
2. Mercy Moim.

 

-Mercy Moim with teammates in Qatar October, 2010.

Mercy is currently employed by the Kenya Prison Police. She plays for the Kenya prisons team as well as the Kenya National Volleyball Team. She was one of the Kenya Prisons Team which emerged as the winners of the 2010-SOYA best team Awards for their exceptional performance in the entire year. Through the Prisons team, Mercy Moim has(still) represented Kenya in various international tournaments including the world championship competition held last year in Qatar. Click here to read more or visit the Kenya volleyball Facebook link here

During the Qatar Women championship, mercy displayed her prowess as quoted in the article below:

"With the crowd behind them chanting “Ken-ya, Ken-ya,” Moim made a brilliant left fore-arm save, and took a 11-9 lead. With Francesca Piccinini back from injury, Italy tied it at 11. Kenya refused to be blown away, and held to a 15-all tie until Italy’s superior firepower took the set 25-21." Click here to read more........


Sabaot Artists:  

Musicians:

Individual:  

  1. Miriam Chemoss - USA based artist.
  2. Chemosit aka Henry-Kissinger - Kenya
  3. Tony Ndiema - Kenya
  4. Patrick Chesumbai - Kenya
  5. Silas Kiprop Arap Chai aka Chai - Kenya
  6. ( more names will be updated ASAP)

 

Group:

  1. Nomorio AIC Choir
  2. Chemoge Choir
  3. (More updates ASAP)

 

Actors:

 

 

 

 

Commedians:

 

 

 

She amazingly sings in seven languagesOur Artist Anne Cherop Ndiema (Doreen Baluto).

By Daniel Psirmoi. Posted on 21st February, 2012.

 

Display of her top two selling albums titled "Uhimidiwe" and "Wa Kwanza".

 

In music we are often reminded that it is a unique international language which knows no tribal or racial boundaries. As long ones music has superb quality, where the artist travels to perform does not matter, because their music will ultimately open doors that was previously shut to verbal languages.

 

We do not need to go far, the Kenyan gospel music scene is replete with examples; Emmy Kosgei's for instance, inexplicably moves all people, irrespective of tribe. During the Taunet ne lel  promulgation of the new constitution, we saw guests; the first lady included jigging to her song.

 

But Anne Cherop Ndiema, a gospel musician is out to reach a cosmopolitan population using her talent of being a multilingual. The Kitale based song bird, who goes by the stage name of Doreen Baluto has a carved a niche for herself by singing in seven different languages. She has gone out of her way and composed songs in different languages to cater for her fans from diverse communities.

 

She recently released her second 8-track album titled Uhimidiwe which is perhaps a testament to her singing prowess. In the album her, musical expertise is underlined by the fact that despite doing what she knows best in her native Sabaot language,English and Kiswahili; she  also sings fluently in LuhyiaKinyarwanda and Luganda.  As if that is not enough, she is in the last stages of completing a track in her husband’s- Kamba language. Also her two song-albums Yesu uhimidiwe and All I have to say  from her newest album are receiving unprecedented airtime on regional radio stations most notably  West Fm, Imani Radio, Biblia Husema and also  Sayare T.V station.

 

On the day of this interview, the writer found Doreen Baluto performing at a thanksgiving ceremony at a home in the outskirts of Kitale. One of  her songs in her mother-tongue: Chemisheet tap yeesu(  the love of Jesus) seemed to be popular with those that attended the function. A group of people joined her on stage as she performed, those seated nodded and clapped to the beat of her music. Few minutes after, she switched gears and sang, Nakuzinzanga - one of her compositions with catchy beats in the official language of Uganda. Nakuzinzanga is Luganda for ''I praise you.''  Immediately part of the audience (which I later learn were guests from across the country-Uganda) joined her on stage. The when she ended her act, she was given a standing ovation and cheered wildly.

 

 “To me, music is a way of ministering to people, that is why I go out of my way to compose songs in different languages . I believe in so doing, I will win more souls to Christ than say if I stuck to English or Kiswahili exclusively,” Doreen says.

 

Born in Munaria village, Kapchorwa District in Eastern Uganda, Doreen went to  Sipi  primary school. Her family relocated to Kitale, Kenya where she finished her primary schooling. She again crossed the border to Uganda for her secondary education. “That explains the reason I am fluent in Luganda,” she says with a chuckle.

 

The other languages she has grasped through interacting and associating with people that speak those languages.

 

Like many other musicians, Doreen started singing at a early age. She attributes her musical career to her elder brother Stanley Chepkoti who is currently a minister at Glorious Church, Kapchorwa Uganda.

But unlike other would be musicians, she knew at that early age that music will be her life and decided not  to let anything deter her from achieving her dream.

Her parents being strict catholics, she recalls sneaking to other protestant churches where she would be offered a platform to sing her heart out.  Naturally, her folks were not amused by what they viewed as her open rebellion

“I know it was a rude gesture, but sadly, I could not do anything about it because singing was what I had chosen to do and catholic being a conservative church did not offer me that chance.”

“I wanted a church where live music is sung and where individual compositions were encouraged. Because to me, if I did not sing in church, it was like I never attended the service,” she says.

Another storm the songbird has weathered to be where she is today is lack of adequate finances. She points out that this is the major reason that she took quite a while to break into the musical scene.

  Doreen Baluto  at her shop selling second-hand clothes and house-hold goods in Kitale.

Doreen, who is also a secondhand clothes and household goods dealer in Kitale town started composing tracks for her 1st album in 2004 but recorded it in 2008. She reveals that the four financial savings helped her do the recordings.

“I believe before somebody goes somewhere you have to be an income generator.”

 “I released the audio version of my 1st album Yesu ni wa kwanza in 2008, then I did its video in the year that followed”

The gospel diva who has risen to be the most sought after entertainer in Tran-Nzoia County during, crusades, weddings, harambees and private functions mentions Mary Atieno and the late Angela Chibalonza as her role models.

 

She reckons that it has not been an easy ride to reach where she is now and quickly adds that she is grateful to God. “I have sold nearly 2,000 copies of my music CD's and VCD's. Somehow I have left the level of struggling financially where I was before,” she says.

 

She notes that her singing is based on the scriptures, and she always strives to pass encouraging messages in her compositions. She advises musicians to strive and come up with songs that relay serious and strong positive messages.

 

 According to the musician who intends to produce a whole album in her native Sabaot language by August this year, due to high public demand, it takes time to get returns in the path she has chosen. She observes that with passion and God on one's side, nothing is impossible.

 

 Doreen is married to David Baluto  a church elder at Triumphant Life Church Kitale. With whom they are blessed with one daughter.

 

                 ABOUT ANNE CHEROP NDIEMA:

 

  •         Born in Munaria Village, Kapchorwa District.
  •         She is the 2nd-last born in family of 2 daughters and 3 sons
  •         she sings in different languages to pass important messages and reach more people
  •         She has two albums to her name, the most recent one is doing well in regional radion and TV stations in Western Kenya and North Rift Region - Kenya.

                                                                              Author: Daniel Psirmoi - SIDO's Freelance Journalist.