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Massai warrior calls both Kenya and Edmonds home

 

Last updated 5/19/2016 at Noon

Massai warrior and Edmonds resident Kakuta Ole Maimai Hamisi (right) shows a visitor to the Maasai Simba Camp in Kenya how to play a traditional Maasai mancala game.

With the help of volunteer tourists, an Edmonds man has built two community schools, a health center and a women’s cooperative in Kenya.

When Maasai warrior Kakuta Ole Maimai Hamisi left Kenya in the late 1990s to attend college in the U.S., he was intent on completing his education and returning to his village of Merrueshi to build schools for the community.

“I’ve always had this dream of building a school,” Hamisi said.

Hamisi attended schools in Washington state and Vermont. After earning his master’s degree, he founded the Maasai...



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