Wambu Mathu

Eliud Wambu Mathu (b.1910) the first African to sit on Kenya's Legislative Council and served from 1944-1957. He graduated from Alliance High School (Kenya) in 1926 and studied at Fort Hare College, South Africa (1932-34) and Balliol College, Oxford University (1939-40). He was the first African master at Alliance.

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1. Alliance High School Educational Institution

Alliance High School (or AHS) was the first school in Kenya to offer secondary school education to Africans. It was founded on 1 March 1926 by the Alliance of Protestant Churches - The Church of Scotland Mission (later known as the Presbyterian Church of East Africa or PCEA), Church of the Province of Kenya (CPK), African Inland Church (AIC), and the Methodist Church.

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People attended Alliance High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1911., Politician
b. 1907., Author
b. 1938., Novelist
b. 1920., Politician
b. 1938., Olympic athlete
b. 1923., Politician
b. 1945., Politician
b. 1922.

2. University of Fort Hare Colleges/University

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution in higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959. It offered a Western-style, academically excellent education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries.

Type Public university
1 King Williams Town Road, 5700 - Alice, Eastern Cape
Official web page www.ufh.ac.za
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People attended University of Fort Hare connected by profession and/or age

b. 1915., Politician
b. 1910., Politician
b. 1945., Lawyer
b. 1953., Anthropologist
b. 1918., Statesman
b. 1924., Politician
b. 1961., Spokesman
b. 1924., Poet


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