Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s mother dies


Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o
Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary

  • County spokesman Alloice Ager said Mama Dorcas died around 1:50pm at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.
  • The 98-year-old Kisumu county chief’s mother was reportedly admitted at the facility a few days ago and was undergoing treatment.
  • ODM party leader Raila Odinga has since mourned Mama Dorcas as “a true matriarch and pillar of the Nyong’o family.”

Dorcas Owino, the mother of Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, has passed on.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, county spokesman Alloice Ager said Mama Dorcas died around 1:50pm at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. She was aged 98.

Mama Dorcas was reportedly admitted at the facility a few days ago and was undergoing treatment.

Governor Nyong’o and her sister Dr Risper Nyagoy were on Tuesday due to appear in court for contempt of court charges in a Ksh.200 million estate case but their lawyers cited Mama Dorcas’ illness as part of the reason why they skipped the hearing.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has since mourned Mama Dorcas as “a true matriarch and pillar of the Nyong’o family.”

Mr. Odinga, in a letter of condolence to the Kisumu Governor’s family, said the deceased leaves behind a legacy of remarkable leadership and great heart.

“She never stopped serving and guiding the family and the community she was part of despite her advancing years,” said the opposition chief.

“We are profoundly grateful for having known her. Our family will be forever grateful for the friendship we formed that has stood the test of time.”

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