Kapante Ole Reyia is an Economist working in the Public Service. He was born and brought up in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the scene of the annual wildebeest migration spectacle. He is a graduate of Kenyatta University where he studied Economics and Finance. At the age of 14, he published his first poem.
His children’s anthology Lekuta and The Goats & Other Stories was published in Kenya by Queenex Publishers in 2017. His short stories have been
published in Nigeria by Lunaris Review and CFW (Itanile) Freedom Magazines. Two of his short
stories were longlisted for the December 2020
Collins Elesiro Literary prize and the Inaugural Toyin Falola prize. He is a World Literacy
Foundation ambassador and previously served as a Daily Nation correspondent.