The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Posthumous Launch of Margaret Ogola's 'Mandate of the People'

Margaret Ogola was well known author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning novel The River and the Source. The book is about four generations of Kenyan women and which is one of the book lists for KCSE candidates.

The author, who had other titles to her name, was also a pediatrician and the medical director of Cottolengo Hospice, a hospice for HIV/Aids orphans. In 2011, the good doctor and author passed on leaving a widower and several children. She also left a new book with her publishers, Focus Publishers, called "Mandate of the people", a satire on the Kenyan political process.

This book was launched last week at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi with many personalities in attendance including Committee for the Implementation of the Constitution chairman Charles Nyachae who was the guest of honour. The event was also attended by the family of the departed author including her son, Tusker Project Fame finalist David Ogola.

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