Born in 1947 at Nteri in Kenya, one in a family of 8 children, John J. Wongome had his early education from Kagumo High School, Kenya. His early ambition was legal career. Keen sportsman that he is, his hobbies include riding, hockey, squash and collecting foreign coins. he wishes to pay a visit to Monte – Carlo for having a “go” at its attractions. He is an admirer of Erle Stanley Gardner for his style and postures. When he decides to marry, his choice would fall on one with perfect “vital statistics” in addition to being a good “CUISINIERE”. He prefers Congolese jazz music because “it is so African”.