The late Kenyan author Margaret Ogola, has been honored with a Goolge Doodle.
The late was the author of the popular book ‘The River and The Source’, and its sequel, I Swear by Apollo.
Memories to mark her death anniversary are being shared on social media, with her colleagues and industry players leading the emotional tributes.
Ogola wrote prize- winning novels. Her first novel, The River and the Source, won the 1995 Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature and the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book.
Away from writing, Dr Ogola was the Medical Director of Cottolengo Hospice for HIV and Aids orphans from 1994. She received the Familias Award for Humanitarian Service of the World Congress of Families in 1999 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr Ogola, a paediatrician at Kenyatta National Hospital also headed the Family Life Counselling Association of Kenya (FLACK) and the Health and Family Life Programme at the Kenya Episcopal Conference, which entailed coordinating the administration of over 430 health facilities run by the Catholic Church in Kenya.