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Tribute To The First Female MP In The History Of Kenyans, See Photos

Read and see photos below: Even at the age of 96, she continues to serve as a role model for female leaders in Kenya and the rest of Africa. Grace Onyango was the first woman to be elected as a Member of Parliament in 1969. She overcame all cultural barriers to make history in the country of Kenya, which had just become independent.

  5 days ago ago
Tribute To The First Female MP In The History Of Kenyans, See Photos

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How a Special Branch Spy Hid at City Mortuary to Steal JM Kariuki's Body

It was the awk-eyed former Kisumu Town, Grace Onyango member of parliament who recognized a spy hoovering around the city mortuary donned in a white dust coat with a label on it pretending to be a mortuary attendant but had orchestrated plans to steal the lifeless body of James Mwangi Kariuki popularly known as JM Kariuki.

  3 months ago ago
How a Special Branch Spy Hid at City Mortuary to Steal JM Kariuki's Body

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How a Special Branch Spy Disappeared at City Mortuary to Steal JM Kariuki's Body

Grace Onyango, a former Kisumu Town member of parliament, recognized a spy dressed in a white dust coat with a label pretending to be a mortuary attendant but orchestrating plans to steal the lifeless body of James Mwangi Kariuki, popularly known as JM Kariuki. Onyango was among the stone faced MPs who had descended on the prestigious City Mortuary to confirm the allegations that JM Kariuki had been discovered there.

  3 months ago ago
How a Special Branch Spy Disappeared at City Mortuary to Steal JM Kariuki's Body

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Meet The First Female Member Of Parliament In Kenya, Grace Onyango

Since the two thirds gender rule came into effect in our country thanks to the 2010 Constitution, we have witnessed a lot of female leaders joining parliament.From the year 2013, we started seeing an increase of female parliamentarians.Some were elected constitutional while others were nominated. In the first government of Kenya and others that followed before the 2013 general elections, there were very few women in leadership and more especially in the parliament.Hon Grace Onyango will go down in the books of history as the first female mayor and also the first woman to be elected as an MP in post colonial Kenya.

  10 months ago ago
Meet The First Female Member Of Parliament In Kenya, Grace Onyango

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Grace Onyango; The Only Lady Among 158 MPs in Parliament at One Time and a Role Model to Sen Orengo

Grace Onyango name found itself in the senate house some days ago even after several decades have passed.The name was most popular during the post independence error and it's mentioning is a prove that history repeats itself.Disgruntled by ongoing debate on the constitutional changes, Senator Orengo stood at the floor of the house and invoked the name.The senator described Mrs Onyango as a person who stood firm and dared powerful men in the government.

  1 year ago ago
Grace Onyango; The Only Lady Among 158 MPs in Parliament at One Time and a Role Model to Sen Orengo

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Meet the First Female MP in the History of Kenya

Former Kisumu Town MP Grace Onyango ( Photo Courtesy) At 96 years today, she remains an inspiration to the future generations of female leaders, not only in Kenya but also across Africa. Grace Onyango defied all cultural barriers to make history in the independent Kenya when she became the first woman to be elected as a Member of Parliament during the 1969 election. She would go to serve as Kisumu Town constituency MP for 14 good years before losing the seat to Robert Ouko during the 1983 election after President

  1 year ago ago
Meet the First Female MP in the History of Kenya

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"Huyu Amekula Kitabu!" Meet the Most Educated Female MP in Kenya

Nominated MP Prof. Jacqueline Oduol ( Photo Courtesy) Since Kenya attained independence nearly 60 years ago, a lot has happened in the country's political space. Initially, Parliament was dominated by male politicians. But since 1969 when Grace Onyango was elected as the first female MP in the independent Kenya, a lot has happened. Today, there are tens of female MPs in Parliament. The paradigm has shifted. Even the intellectuals have left the world of academics for politics. One perfect example is Nominated

  1 year ago ago

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How a Special Branch Spy Hid at City Mortuary to Steal JM Kariuki's Body

It was the awk-eyed former Kisumu Town, Grace Onyango member of parliament who recognized a spy hoovering around the city mortuary donned in a white dust coat with a label on it pretending to be a mortuary attendant but had orchestrated plans to steal the lifeless body of James Mwangi Kariuki popularly known as JM Kariuki. Onyango was amongst the stone faced group of MP who had trooped into the eminent City Mortuary to confirm the allegations that JM Kariuki had been found at the mortuary. However, their anxiety

  1 year ago ago
How a Special Branch Spy Hid at City Mortuary to Steal JM Kariuki's Body

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Meet Grace Onyango, the First Kenyan Woman Member of Parliament

Grace Onyango was born on 26 June 1924 in Sakwa,Nyanza Province.

  1 year ago ago
Meet Grace Onyango, the First Kenyan Woman Member of Parliament

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Know More About The Lady Refurbished Kisumu Social Hall Has Been Named After

Kisumu county government aim reclaim the glory of the social hall that hosted poets and writers in its glory days such as Okot p’Bitek. The refurbished Kisumu social hall has been renamed Grace Onyango Hall. Who exactly is Grace Onyango? Born Grace Monica Akech Onyango, popularly known as Nya'Bungu is a retired Kenyan politician. Aging gracefully she has accomplished much and naming the social hall after her is in good taste. She was the first female Member of Paliament. Defying cultural barriers she had first

  1 year ago ago
Know More About The Lady Refurbished Kisumu Social Hall Has Been Named After

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How Kisumu MP Helped Stop Spy from Stealing JM Kariuki's Dead Body.

It took the help of a hawk eyed member of Parliament to stop a spy posing as a mortuary attendant from stealing the body of JM Kariuki At City Mogue in Nairobi. JM was a respected leader who many thought would have taken over from Kenyatta. Grace Onyango who by then was the member of Parliament for Kisumu Town spotted the spy. Grace was among members of parliament who stormed City Mortuary to view the body of the foreign hero to no avail. The mortuary management had denied them access to JM's body. Grace identified

  1 year ago ago
How Kisumu MP Helped Stop Spy from Stealing JM Kariuki's Dead Body.

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Governor Nyong’o Celebrates Kisumu Engineer after Winning Top Award

Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o in the past. Photo/Facebook Kenyans of all walks of life united to celebrate their heroes, during the marking of 11th Mashujaa Day celebrations on Tuesday. The National event was held in Kisii County, with the climax being President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech. As the National event was going on at the Gusii Stadium, Governors and County Commissioners in the remaining 46 Counties were leading residents in the celebrations, in their Counties. In Kisumu County, the event was marked

  1 year ago ago
Governor Nyong’o Celebrates Kisumu Engineer after Winning Top Award

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How The State Allegedly Planned To Take Away JM Kariuki's Body In A Cover-up Mission

The late JM Kariuki. The late and former Nyandarua North member of parliament Josiah Mwangi Kariuki was killed by assassin's on 2nd of March 1975 and his mutilated body dumped in Ngong forest. After the arrival of his body at the City mortuary days later, their were reports of the then government of Jomo Kenyatta's operatives trying to sneak out Kariuki's mutilated body to an undisclosed be location. This is backed by revelations made by the then 1975 Kisumu town member of parliament Grace Onyango who was among

  1 year ago ago
How The State Allegedly Planned To Take Away JM Kariuki's Body In A Cover-up Mission

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Grace Onyango: Governor Nyong’o’s Administration Honours the First Female Kenyan MP

Grace Onyango, first Kenyan female MP in the past. Photo/Standard Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s administration will this week rename the Kisumu Social Center to Mama Grace Onyango Social Center, in honour of Kenya’s first female Member of Parliament (MP). The Center will officially be opened and renamed Mama Grace Onyango on Friday, in a ceremony where Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Sports and Heritage Ambassador Amina Mohammed will preside over as the chief guest. Grace Onyango is a woman of many firsts;

  1 year ago ago
Grace Onyango: Governor Nyong’o’s Administration Honours the First Female Kenyan MP

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Raila's Running mate Martha Karua honours women who have been instrumental in pursuing change

Some hours after being nominated as Azimio's running mate, Martha Karua in her speech has honoured women who have been instrumental pursuing change. "From Biblical Esther to Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima, Mekatilili wa Menza, Moraa Ngiti, Priscilla Abwao, Grace Onyango, Chelegat Mutai and our very Nobel Laurate Prof. Wangari Mathaai, just to name a few, women have been instrumental in pursuing change."

  2 months ago ago
Raila's Running mate Martha Karua honours women who have been instrumental in pursuing change

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2 Longest Serving Female MPs in the History of Kenya

Former Gichugu MP Martha Karua ( Photo Courtesy) The election of Grace Onyango as Kenya's first female MP in 1969 was the turning point in the country's politics. Several other female politicians would go on to defy the cultural barriers to win seats in Parliament with the likes of Nyiva Mwendwa, Phoebe Asiyo and Julia Ojiambo following Onyango's footsteps.Kenya Parliament Buildings ( Photo Courtesy) By 1990s, the female representation in the National Assembly had gone up and that was the time the likes of Martha

  1 year ago ago
2 Longest Serving Female MPs in the History of Kenya

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Meet the first woman to be a member of parament in Kenya

Grace Onyango was the first woman Member of Parliament in post-independent Kenya, breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. Mama Grace Onyango was a teacher-turned-politician at the cusp of Uhuru, when she began overturning gender relations on its head. As the first woman councillor of Kisumu Central Ward - when there was not even a woman sweeper - Nya Bungu (daughter of the bush) taught the Kisumu Union Primary before attending council meetings after classes. The second of nine children experienced gender discrimination

  1 year ago ago
Meet the first woman to be a member of parament in Kenya

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James Orengo; When My Time Comes I Will Accept It, But I Will Never Sell My Conscience

In a special senate sitting yesterday, Senator James Orengo encouraged each senator to have their own self-worth.In his speech he urged the senators not to allow themselves to be intimidated by anyone.In his life as a politician and a parliamentarian, orengo said that he has witnessed the rise and fall of many powerful leaders.

  1 year ago ago
James Orengo; When My Time Comes I Will Accept It, But I Will Never Sell My Conscience