First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Friday afternoon arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she will receive an award on behalf of Mama Ngina among other official engagements.Mama-ngina-Kenyatta-recognised-amongst-Africa-s-great-living-legends. Accepting the award, the First Lady said Mama Ngina had during the pre-independence struggle stood up for her people and boldly faced the hardships and struggles that befall those who envision a better life for their brothers and sisters.
MamaNgina Kenyatta-recognised-among-africa-s-top-15-foremost-heroines, Mama Ngina the mother of Kenya’s fourth President Uhuru Kenyatta, with a net worth of $1 billion (Sh86 billion) spread in real estate, banking and hospitality sectors is among the three women that made it to the Africa’s billionaire club.Mama Ngina was recognised for her role during Kenya’s freedom struggle including serving a jail term alongside other gallant Kenyans who were opposed to British domination and oppression during the many years of Kenya’s colonialism.
The Former President of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and young Mama Ngina
The “living legends” Award by the African Women of Excellence is scheduled to be conferred on Mama Ngina Friday evening during a dinner party hosted for various First Ladies who are in South Africa for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Organization of African First Ladies Against Hiv/Aids (OAFLA). The “living Legends” award recognizes the continent’s unsung heroines especially those who have previously participated in the emancipation of Africa either socially or politically among other struggles for the betterment of the African people. Mama Ngina is being recognised for her role during Kenya’s freedom struggle including serving a jail term alongside other gallant Kenyans who were opposed to British domination and oppression during the many years of Kenya’s colonialism. After independence where the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta became the first President of Kenya, mama Ngina became the most popular woman in the country and was accepted and referred to as the mother of the nation.