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Kenya: Professor Wangari Maathai is dead

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2011


It is a big blow to Kenya that the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize Professor Wangari Maathai has died.

She was a reliable environmentalist who created Green Belt movement. She devoted her time working for the empowerment of women and human rights.

Maathai was a member of Parliament for Tetu Constituency for some years before she lost the position during the 2007 General elections.

She passed away on Monday in the hospital surrounded by her family. Maathai was suffering from cancer.

API sends condolences to her family.



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3 Responses to “Kenya: Professor Wangari Maathai is dead”

  1. ham said

    A big loss to the world and Kenya as well. RIP


  2. Musa Kiptoo said

    Thank you API for the continous supply of information about
    the continent.


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