A Valid Dream: Dr. Rebecca Otsyula Opole Sheer Determination To Fulfill The American Dream


Who is Dr. Rebecca Otsyula Opole?

 By Rev Wambûi Njoroge.

She is a young, beautiful and successful woman of influence. We celebrate her success in Kenyan Parents in the USA because she makes her family and many Kenyans in the Diaspora proud. We celebrate the achievement of a valid dream. She was willing to leave Kenya and everything familiar behind. She settled in Kansas and remained focused and determined to succeed.

Dr. Rebecca Otsyula Opole is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The introduction online is pleasant for me to read, and I could not contain my excitement as if I had just met her in a face to face consultation.

I feel she would understand many of us if we consulted with her because she has walked in our shoes in the City of Nairobi. She earned her medical degree from the University of Nairobi and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Opole specializes in general and geriatric medicine and is interested in preventive health and healthcare access to all. She is committed to preventive care and treatment of chronic diseases in the primary health setting, including diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

Her Expertise will inspire many in the Diaspora. My fellow Kenyans, do not underestimate your potential. The journey of success is determined by the destination. Do not let your current struggles deter you from pursuing your dream in life. See what Dr. 0pole has accomplished as reported by the local Kansas news:


University of Kansas School of Medicine

Residency, Internal Medicine 2004

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine 2002

University of Nairobi

Medical School, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 1992

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004

Coming to America: In her own words.

My village is called Emaolo, close to Nambale, but I grew up on a farm in Kitale. My Dad was a Physician. I am the 8th born of 11 children. I went to Lugulu Primary School, which back then in the 1970s had no electricity and no indoor plumbing. However, the school had dedicated teachers.  From Lugulu, I went to Alliance Girls from form 1 to form 6. After High School, I applied and was accepted at University of Nairobi, Medical School.

Balancing Career and Family:

I am married with 2. Children. In the US, Dr. Rebecca had to learn the act of balancing family and a highly demanding career. She says that, ” It was tough getting a license to practice in the US, but with perseverance, passing several exams and additional training I was accepted and I joined the University.”


“I love traveling and photography.”

How did she do that? She is a wife to Dr. Iasaac Opole, who is specialized as a medical provider for Males. She is a mother to two children. She is a physician specializing in general and geriatric medicine. Now you see why we have to highlight Dr. Rebecca Otsyula Opole in the Diaspora, US. She definitely makes her family proud, and we celebrate her achievements in Kenya and in the US. Allow me to say, she is a woman of influence globally. She is a role model to our aspiring young College and Career adults out there who want to become doctors.

Don’t give up on your valid dream-Rev. Wambui Njoroge, M. Sci (Child & Family Studies)

revwambuifavored@gmail.com Thanks to KPIUSA for highlighting valid dreams for Kenyans living and working in the Diaspora.

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Dr. Opole shared some of her  background information and gave consent for her life story to be shared with KPIUSA.

Highly recommended by an Alumni from Alliance High School. 

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