Former Miss Kenya Orie Rogo Manduli has on Wednesday passed away at her home in Nairobi following an unknown illness.
Manduli will be remembered as a woman of many things one of them being the first woman in the country to chair the NGO Council.
She also made history back when she was 16-years by becoming the first woman to participate in a safari rally event alongside the late Sylvia Omino. Kenyans remember her unique fashion taste marked by head scarfs.
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In 2005, she made headlines when she was involved in leadership row at the council that she was locked at the council’s building by now tourism CS Najib Balala. Despite the challenges, she remained put.
Manduli is trained school teacher who despite the knowledge she never stepped in a school to teach. She instead pursued a diploma in office management after wedding the love of her life.
The two parted ways five years into the marriage and were blessed with three daughters namely Elizabeth, Allison and Janice.
In 1980 she was remarried to a Zambian politician and businessman Norman Manduli who was also the cousin of former President Frederick Chiluba. Norman passed away in 2003.