Renown Author and poet from Kenya Prof. Micere Mugo is dead. According to her close friend, Prof. Mugo died at 80 after battling cancer for years.
Prof. Micere Mugo died on the night of the 30th of July, 2023.
She was the first black student to be admitted to the prestigious all-white Limuru Girls High School in the year 1961.
President William Ruto today joined family, friends, and other Kenyans in mourning the death of Professor Mugo.
President Ruto termed her as a celebrated Kenyan scholar, teacher, and activist with many wonderful achievements for which she is rightly recognised as an iconic trailblazer and inspirational pioneer.
President William Ruto condolence Message
"Prof. Mugo set the bar high in championing socially involved and politically conscious scholarship, which extended the struggle for freedom and sovereignty to the academy, ensuring that Kenya's African majority were seen and heard where it mattered.
Her struggle called for extraordinary courage in confronting entrenched hegemonic practices and ideologies, which served the purpose of anchoring the reactionary strategies of the postcolonial power establishment. Prof Mugo undertook her agitation with fierce determination, unshakeable courage, captivating imagination and boundless grace.
In so doing, she paved the way for many generations of Kenyan intellectuals and freedom fighters, including many women academic, civil society, political and corporate leaders to pursue and achieve true equality in every sector of national endeavour.
The progress we have achieved in social justice, inclusion and gender equality is due, to a considerable degree, to the selfless commitment and brave sacrifices of extraordinarily individuals like Prof Mugo.
I encourage Kenyans to honour her legacy by doing their part in ensuring that we see in our freedom countless opportunities to make this country great." He posts on Twitter.
May Her Soul Rest in Peace.
Prof. Micere Mugo was born in the year 1942.