Prof. John S. Akama is the Vice Chancellor of Kisii University. He is the founding Principal of the then Kisii University College which he led to formally acquiring a Charter in 2013 to become a full-fledged university.
Prof. Akama did his undergraduate studies in education at the University of Nairobi. He then proceeded to the USA where he undertook Masters and PhD studies at Ohio State University and Southern Illinois University, respectively. On returning to Kenya he joined Moi University as a Lecturer and rose to the rank of Professor, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Over the years, Prof. Akama has conducted extensive research and has published widely in diverse areas such culture, sociology, and tourism and wildlife conservation. His keen interest and research in the evolution, culture and history of the Gusii is reflected in this book.