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Former freedom fighter Wambui Otieno-Mbugua dies in Nairobi

Posted by Administrator on August 30, 2011

Former freedom fighter and controversial politician Virginia Wambui Otieno Mbugua died in Nairobi August 30, 2011. FILE

Former freedom fighter and controversial politician Virginia Wambui Otieno Mbugua died in Nairobi August 30, 2011. FILE

Former freedom fighter and controversial politician Virginia Wambui Otieno Mbugua died in Nairobi Tuesday.

Mrs Wambui Otieno Mbugua, 75, captured the attention of the entire nation in July 2003 briefly when she married stonemason Peter Mbugua who was then only 25.

She first rose to prominence in 1986 following the death of her husband and prominent criminal lawyer SM Otieno when she waged a court battle against the Umira Kager clan over Mr Otieno’s final resting place.

She claimed that he had wanted to be buried at his farm at Ngong on the outskirts of Nairobi but the Umira Kager clan, represented by retired Appeal Court judge Justice Richard Kwach citing longstanding tribal traditions claimed the body.

The case was fought both within the court corridors as well as outside in the political arena. The Umira Kager clan eventually prevailed in court when the Court of Appeal granted their wish to bury SM Otieno.

Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/-/1064/1227910/-/89qm3b/-/index.html

3 Responses to “Former freedom fighter Wambui Otieno-Mbugua dies in Nairobi”

  1. mwangi said

    waoo the cows have come home! now lets see the clan try bury her alongside her otieno! RIP great kikuyu woman. Pole Mbugua, atleast you gave her a second chance at love!

  2. Ogolla Ndusi Nyariaye said

    R.I.P. our heroine. We loved you but God loved you most.

  3. kaffenol said

    R.I.P Wambui! A strong woman who lived her life regardless of how we judged her. I wish Mbugua’s mom was as strong. Probably she would still be around to see the end of her son’s stupidity!

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