Veteran journalist cum politician Orie Rogo Manduli is dead.
The news of her death was confirmed by her family who revealed that the renowned politician died on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her home in Riverside, Nairobi County after a long term illness.
The former MP has been suffering from an undisclosed illness for some time now. However, it is still unclear what led to her death.
Manduli was known by many Kenyan for her unique and massive head scarfs that more often than not match the Nigerian style dresses she so much loves.
The flashy politician was famous for her bold stand on social things and stylish outfit each time she stepped out in public.
Manduli was also the first Kenyan woman rally driver and her iconic fashion made her unique and expensive fashion designs made her stand out among all the female political figures.
She was also the first woman Chairperson of National Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (NCNGO) and she fought to be heard in instances where she felt she was not heard or her leadership was being questioned due to gender bias.
She was involved in war of words with Najib Balala whom she accused of meddling in the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)’s affairs which she thought was beyond his influence.
Kenyans took to social media page to express their shock and disbelieve following the news of her demise and sent their tributes:
Vinnie Blacquez said: “Rest in peace legend, I will personally muss you and the jokes we shared.”
Ki Ras commented: “May she rest in peace. She was one fearless lady and a fashion icon.”
Sharon Chebet said: “Rest in peace Orie Rogo Manduli, her sense of fashion was on another level. May she go well.”
Mercy Chess commented: “May she rest in peace.”
Phil Munda Nyakwar Munda said: “May her soul rest in peace.”
Manduli will be remembered as the bold lady who was crowned Miss Kenya at a tender age of 16 years.
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