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Meet The First Kenyan Woman Enrolled In The University Of Nairobi And Havard University Respectively

Julia Auma Ojiambo, born on 29th November of 1936.

A 20-year-old Julia Ojiambo became the first African Kenyan woman to be admitted to the Royal Technical College (Later became the University Of Nairobi). Now she is aged 85.

She was named a woman of the firsts due to the following achievements;

First African fellow of the Harvard Centre for International Affairs.

She was the first woman to be appointed as an Assistant Minister for Housing and Social Services and later, Education.

She is the first Kenya woman to be admitted to the Harvard University.

First to receive a Ph.D. degree at the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Julia Auma Ojiambo Was The First Black African Woman Appointed lecturer at the University of Nairobi.

The first woman to be appointed Chairperson of Council at the University of Nairobi.

She was also a pioneer in Kenyan politics.

She was the first female MP from Western province to be elected into Parliament after winning the Funyula Constituency seat in the 1974 general elections.

The first woman to defeat a man in Mulembe politics.

First Kenyan woman to be married to a cardiologist among other achievements.

1950, eight girls from eight provinces all over Kenya were selected as the first beneficiaries of the African Girls High School pilot project.

Thus, they were to start the first form, one class, at the African Girls’ High School. Together with Julia were seven other girls from other parts of the country namely:

 Eddah Gachukia, an acclaimed professor and academician; Winnifred Wanyoike, the first Africa state-trained nurse and the first to qualify to Kenyatta National Hospital; Charity Kamaga Wairimu Wamuyu, the first chief of Nairobi Municipal Education Department. The others are Grace Aketch Aluoch Odhiambo, Margaret Muhombe Alividza, Lois Muthoni Waruhiu, and Sarah Lukalo.

Hon. Julia had very many other achievements and is a celebrated woman for her hard work that always bore her fruits.


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