Ariaal Warrior And American teacher

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is successful in America and Africa

An Ariaal Warrior

When Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton is not teaching at a school near Washington D.C., he is in the Northern Kenya savanna with his cattle so they can graze. Since the Ariaal culture revolves around cattle, taking cattle out to graze is a part of daily life. Their cattle have to graze in order to stay healthy and since cows give milk, meat, wealth, and respect, their health is important. Being an Ariaal warrior, Lekuton has to take cows as far as 20 miles to graze and when there is a drought (which is very common considering the Equator runs right through Kenya) the number of miles increases and groups of warriors may have to make a cattle camp for weeks at a time.

Lekuton's American Life

Lekuton had gotten a scholarship to St. Lawrence University in upstate New York while he was in Kenya. After going to this school, he went to Harvard University. Between these two schools and the boarding primary and high schools he went to in Kenya, Lekuton got an education that made him eligible to become a teacher. Lekuton soon got a teaching job at the Langley High School near Washington D.C. .
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