Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton grew up in northern Kenya and came to the United States in his late teens. He is the author of Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna.
Through his work with several nonprofit organizations, Lekuton has provided more than a hundred nomadic children with education scholarships, established the Karare Boarding School, and constructed a water system for a dozen villages in northern Kenya.
He has studied at St. Lawrence University and at Harvard. He is the youngest recipient of Kenyaâ€™s Order of the Grand Warrior.
Lekuton divides his time between Kenya and Washington, D.C.