When I was younger I twice met Iambakey Okuk. Once in the Hagen bush, and once at a public meeting in Hagen.
Both times I saw that he spent most of the time listening, listening, listening, sometimes to individuals, sometimes to groups. This was somhow opposite to his public image as a talker. Perhaps in those years Iambakey, despite his mistakes, did suceed in giving a sense of self-confidence to many highlanders. I still remember him as somebody who listened, listened, listened.