oduorWe have all heard of Martin Oduor-Otieno on these East African shores especially if you are interested in big business and specifically in banking. He came to national prominence when he was ‘plucked” from Barclay’s Bank to be in the “dream team” of technocrats who worked with the then Secretary to the cabinet Richard Leakey before their boss resigned in 2001 and they all left.

The bank executive was then head hunted by the KCB Bank group where he did his best to revive what at the time was a dying sleeping giant and changed its fortunes. He resigned recently and has taken a new role at the Deloitte.
The banker wasn’t just doing a good job for his bosses wherever he went. He figured that some folks would want to know what his experience in life was and thus came his biography Beyond the Shadows of My Dream: The Biography of Martin Oduor-Otieno. The book was written by Barrack Muluka, Rosemary Orlale and Odhiambo Orlale.

The book which is published by Mvule Africa Publishers launched to much aplomb with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga showing up to support the banker.

The book is now available on amazon and is described thus;

The story of Martin Oduor-Otieno, even in its interim, captures the essence and wisdom in these words. That the subject of this biographical work towers head and shoulder above the standard good business leader and manager is not coincidental. It has its foundations in a disciplined even if somewhat regimented yet most stimulating childhood and upbringing under watchful and focused parents…


Pick up a copy and tell us what you think.