Saamia Online Resource Centre
Saamia is one of four Luhya sub nations settled in Busia County with large swathes of tribal territory straddling across the border with Uganda where they are listed as an independent ethnic group. Although not nearly as numerous, Abasaamia are known to produce some of the best brains in Kenya and Uganda. The Awori family is the most famous in Ebusaamia. The patriarch, Canon Awori begat 18 children from one wife; most of whom went on to achieve higher distinctions in politics, science and business. At one point it appeared as if two Awori brothers would take over top political leadership in both Kenya and Uganda. While Dr Moody Awori was vice president in Kenya his brother, Aggrey Awori vied for the presidency of Uganda; coming a respectable third.