Award-winning rapper Khaligraph Jones joined Kenyans in Mourning veteran politician and fashion icon Mary Orie Rogo Manduli who passed away on Wednesday.
Khaligraph Jones reveals details of his Call with Orie Rogo Manduli, mourns the fashion icon
We were to link up for a chat after She was Discharged from Hospital – Khaligraph Jones
Papa Jones eulogized Manduli as one of his biggest fans, revealing that they had planned to link up for a Chat once she is discharged from Hospital but unfortunately God had other plans.
The Blu Ink CEO also disclosed that Manduli loved his song #Hao where the rapper describes her as a very confident woman.
“About 2 months ago. I Received a Call from The Late Orie Rogo Manduli and she Told me how she Loved The Song *Hao* and we even planned to link up for a chat after She was Discharged from Hospital but it seems God had other plans, unfortunately she passed on Today before our plan Came to be, May she Rest in peace. 🙏🙏 See you on the other side” mourned Khaligraph Jones.
Orie Rogo died at her Riverside home, Nairobi on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 73. Kenyans from all walks of life took to social media to mourn fashion icon.
The former MP had been suffering from an undisclosed illness for some time now.
She will be remembered for her strong opinions, confidence and style she brought into Kenyan politics.
She loved media attention which helped her advocate for women in leadership.
Orie Rogo Manduli first came to the public limelight while in high school after being crowned Miss Kenya at an early age of 16.
In 1974 she became the very first black African woman in Kenya to compete in the world circuit Safari Rally.
Additionally, she is the first woman to head the Kenya Non-Governmental Organization council (NGO council).
Ambassador Orie Rogo Manduli also got married at the tender age of 16 years old and at only 19 she was already a divorced mother of three.
President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogized Manduli as a woman of many firsts and trailblazer who fought tirelessly for women empowerment.
“It is sad and unfortunate that death has taken away Mama Orie Rogo Manduli, one of our country's most recognizable, highly charismatic and accomplished politicians. A bold leader and mentor, Ms Manduli tirelessly championed for women empowerment,” the President mourned.
In the message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of Ms Manduli, the President said the late was a fearless, bold and practical leader who always spoke her mind.
Deputy President William Ruto also mourned Manduli as an incredible leader who inspired people of all generations.
“Our country has lost a courageous and incredible leader who inspired people of all generations. Orie Rogo Manduli was vocal, aggressive and formidable warrior for women’s rights. We will best remember her as a groundbreaker and pioneer Kenyan female rally driver. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and their loved ones during this painful time. Rest In Peace" shared DP Ruto.
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