The late Mzee Joseph Ouko Sewe was born on 30/01/1938 to (the late) baba Zephenia Sewe and mama Helen Nyalande of Nyahera Karombo village. He was brother to (the late) mama Rodah Magak and (the late) Japheth Ago, Joshua Seda, Jack Ombok, Susan Ndeda, Silvia Obura and Gladys Otieno.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
Joseph started his education at Ogada Primary school and proceeded to Agoro Sare Kandiege Secondary School where he passed his KAPE.
He proceeded to Kampala where he joined the then East African Railways & Harbours where he trained and worked as a locomotive driver for a few years. He had a passion for sports and was a reputable goalkeeper for this team in Uganda.
He came back to Kenya at a time of political strife and due to his hard work found employment as a boiler mechanic with ILRAD, now ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) until he retired in 1998.
Joseph met his loving wife, the late Loise Ouko while at Agoro Sare Secondary School. They got married and were blessed with 11 children, 27 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He was a loving daddy to Elizabeth Akinyi, Dorothy Ouko, Thomas Ochieng, Edward Odhiambo, Mariam Ochieng, Ruth Awuor, Eunice Atieno, Elisha Ogada, Alice Achieng, Nereah anyango and Willis Sewe.
Daddy in law (love) to Zablon Ochieng, Peter Tutu-Fofi, Eunice Munyi, Syprian Sewe, Millicent Odhiambo and Maureen Ochieng. Son in law to (the late) Mzee William Osoro Ongondo and (the late) Yunis Akumu Osoro.
Brother in law to (the late) Philip Abonyo, the late Ernest Oloo, Rael Omuga, (the late) Penina Oluoch, Susan Onduru, (the late) Silpa Kasuku, (the late) Dorcas Ajwang, Karen Obunga and Salome Odero. Deborah Owiti Seda and Philida Seda, Perez Ago and Jane Chelagat Ago, Roseline Ombok and Siprose Ombok, (the late) Paul Magak, Erastus Ndeda, Stephen Obura among many others.
“Daddy, for we know that you have been taken away from us physically, you have a house in heaven with mum, an eternal body made by God himself and not by human hands.” 2Cor 5:1