Portrait of Amos Leuka, Maasai Indigenous Activist from Kenya

Amos Karino Leuka

Amos is a teacher and long-time activist in cultural leadership and practices. He is a young member of the Loita council of elders and a member of the Land Committee in Loita. As a member of the council of elders, he has been outspoken on the subject of the position of girls in society and on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Amos is a founding member of the Pan-African Living Cultures Alliance, attended the 2019 Video4Change gathering of Indigenous activists in South Africa, and was a member of the 2020 Maasai delegation to the UK as part of the Living Cultures project to decolonise cultural spaces.

Languages: Maa (native) ~ Swahili (fluent) ~ English (fluent)