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Philip Leakey (born 21 June 1949 in Nairobi) is a former member of the Kenyan Parliament.


Leakey represented the KANU party led by then president Daniel Arap Moi. He was an MP of Langata Constituency from 1979 [1] and served as a cabinet minister for a short stint. He lost his parliamentary seat in the 1992 Kenyan general elections, the first multiparty elections in Kenya, when Raila Odinga won the Langata seat.[2]

Together with his wife Katy Leakey, he runs The Leakey Collection, a company exporting products made by Maasai handicrafts.

His parents are Louis and Mary Leakey, both famous paleontologists. Philip is brother to Richard and Jonathan Leakey, and half-brother to Colin Leakey. His children by his second wife, Valerie Fraser Leakey, are Lara Fraser Leakey , Kyela Fraser Leakey and Tiana Fraser Leakey. He was educated at Leighton Park School.

Position in the Leakey familyEdit


  1. ^ Time, November 19, 1979: Arap Moi Again
  2. ^ Kenya Times, December 11, 2005: "MP talks of plot to arrest Raila". Archived from the original on December 15, 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-03.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Mwangi Maathai
Member of the National Assembly of Kenya
for Langata

Succeeded by
Raila Odinga