Ambassador Orie Rogo Manduli is dead. Reports reaching us is that the former politician passed on after suffering ill health the past few months.
Orie will be remembered as a phenomenal woman who enthralled Kenyans with her eclectic overhead hairdo and her will to fight for what she believed in.
The late Orie was born in Maseno to Gordon Rogo, a headmaster and later a councillor and Zeruiah Adhiambo who taught at Kisumu Technical College.
Her birth names were Mary Orie Rogo but that changed to Mary Orie Rogo Ondieki after her first. Her reason for shortening the name was that it had become too long.