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First kenyas mayor and elected mp Grace Onyango is dead

Mama Grace Onyango has passed on aged 99.

She died at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on Wednesday. The icon woman has been ailing.

She was the Kenya’s first woman mayor, elected in Kisumu in 1965.

Grace was the first woman to be elected MP, for Kisumu Town in 1969 and served until 1983.

She was also the first woman secretary general of Luo Union (East Africa) and the first woman councillor of Kaloleni ward in Kisumu.

The teacher-turned-politician was also the first woman assistant commissioner of the Girl Guides Association and chairperson of the Child Welfare Society, Kisumu district.

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