John Kamanga Father has passed away today on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
RIP – We said goodbye to a legendary leader, it is with great sadness that we said a last fairwell to one of our most reveared elders. Father to our Director
@JohnKamanga a father figure to many others, a cultural ambassador, traditional leader and dedication.
John Kamanga was born and raised as a Maasai pastoralist in the Southern Rift valley, John has a profound understanding of the challenges that coexistence between wildlife and people brings. He was fortunate to have had both a traditional pastoralist upbringing and also a solid grounding in formal education with degrees in both Community Development and Anthropology.
Twenty years ago, he was elected as leader of his Maasai community (the people of Olkiramatian) and was able to support the development of their community conservancy, and supporting governance systems before handing over office last year. Over twelve years ago, he co-founded SORALO, in order to help many more communities facing the same issues of land security, livelihoods and living with wildlife.
He is survived by his Children and Family.
RIP – We said goodbye to a legendary leader, it is with great sadness that we said a last fairwell to one of our most reveared elders. Father to our Director @JohnKamanga a father figure to many others, a cultural ambassador, traditional leader and dedic…https://t.co/tqAKqq50vD
— Christine Lain (@LainTina) October 10, 2020
Cause of Death
His cause of death is still unknown at the moment, we will update you as soon as we have the full details about his death.
Funeral Service & GoFundme
Funeral services will be made known as soon as it is being updated. Memorial donations may be made in John Kamanga Father’s name through the GoFundme page.