Former President of the National Council of NGOs and the first driver of Kenya’s public rally, Orie Rogo Manduli , will be buried at her farm on Tondore Estate in Kitale on Saturday October 2 in full African attire.
Manduli died on September 8 at his home on Riverside Drive, Nairobi, at the age of 73.
In an exclusive interview with on Wednesday, September 15, family spokesman Gor Semelang’o said Manduli would be buried in his favorite robe.
“Plans are underway to ensure that we give her goodbye. As for the dress, we have not yet made the final decision, although she must love it, “Semelang’o said.
The spokesman said the funeral would be held next month to give families time to arrange guests and ensure Covid-19 protocols are followed on the day of the funeral.
Before the funeral, the family announced that they would be holding a funeral mass at All Saints’ Cathedral on Tuesday, September 28 from 10 a.m.
Manduli, a very open first woman, has died after a year-long war and health problems.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has lamented politician and model Orie Rogo Manduli
She was born in Maseno, Kisumu County, in 1948 to Gordon Rogo and Zeruiah Adhiambo.
Manduli will be remembered as the first woman of African descent to take part in the East African Journey Rally in 1974 and 1975 when she drove a Colt Lancer.