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The first vice president of Kenya Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was a polygamous man having married four wives and had a total of 17 children. Today we at opera news would like to delve more on Wenwa Akinyi Odinga Oranga who is a PhD holder and Beryl Achieng Odinga.
Wenwa Akinyi Odinga Oranga.
Wenwa Akinyi Odinga Oranga is a daughter to the late Jaramogi's first wife late Mary Ajuma who's also Raila's mother. She is a third born in her immediate family after Oburu, and Raila then followed by Beryl, Fred Odima, late Omondi, Osewe and Ruth. She is the first Kenyan woman to obtain a PhD in Organic/Natural Products Chemistry from the University of Nairobi which she did between the years 1979-1989. She obtained her MSc in Natural products chemistry and her BSc in Chemistry from Martin Luther University. She served as a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi for 13 years, ambassador between 2009 and 2011, chief chemist at the pyrethrum board of Kenya and is currently a Kenya Consul General a role she assumed in 2009.
Beryl Achieng Odinga.
Beryl Achieng Odinga is also the daughter of the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga's first wife, Mary Ajuma. She went to Zimbabwe to flew away from an abusive marriage. After successfully divorcing from her first husband, she got married again to a Zimbabwean husband called John Mugawari. Still at Zimbabwe, she served as the first African Town Clerk of Mutare and later on a company secretary for the housing corporation of Zimbabwe. Here in Kenya, she was appointed as the chairperson of the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC), a role which she has till now.
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