History October 20, 2016 at 07:25 am

Mashujaa Day: 5 Most Celebrated Kenyan Heroes and Heroines

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Fredrick Ngugi October 20, 2016 at 07:25 am

October 20, 2016 at 07:25 am | History

Professor Wangari Maathai

Professor Wangari Maathai, first African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize. Photo Credit: Office Msichana

Professor Wangari Maathai

Born in April 1940 in Tetu, Nyeri County, the late Professor Wangari Muta Maathai is remembered for her extraordinary commitment to protecting the environment and fighting for equal rights for all. She was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace. She’s also the founder of the Green Belt Movement, a non-profit organization focusing on women’s rights and environmental conservation. Maathai died in September 2011.

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