Kenyan Senator For Narok County
Born to Meiteganyu OleNchoshoi and Siminta Enole Torome, Ledama grew up in Narok. His maternal grandfather James Ole Torome fought in the 1st and 2nd World War and worked as an engineer for the British colonial government. Raised by his parents and his grandfather, with whom he spent most of his school holidays taking care of the family cows and goats, Ledama attended Olesankale Primary School and Narok High School. Following his graduation in 1993, Ledama was employed as an assistant producer for Reuters, African Journal, a weekly news and current affairs TV programme based in Nairobi.
In May 1999, Ledama became the first Kenyan-Maasai ever to walk across the United States of America to raise awareness on the need for quality education. This first walk took him from Durango, Colorado to Phoenix, Arizona, where he walked over 565 miles (909 Kilometers) dressed in his traditional clothes. His goal was, and still is, to create a university in Kenya. Ledama’s second walk took him from Boston to Chicago, totalling 1,765 miles (2826 kilometres), during which he often walked up to 80 kilometres a day.