Orie Rogo Manduli is one Kenyan woman who has blazed the trail for many women in Kenya. For the pioneer who was born in Maseno to two teachers, she has done a lot that should be recognised and remembered.
Her father was a headmaster, later to become Councillor Gordon Rogo. Her mother was Zeruia Adhiambo, who taught at Kisumu Technical College.
She was crowned Miss Kenya, at the age of 16. Not only that, she was the first woman to land a job at the Coffee Board of Kenya as an administrative manager, in 1974.
In that same year, Orie Rogo Manduli was the first Kenyan-born woman along with Sylvia Omino ( Joab Omino’s wife) to participate in the Safari Rally!
In 1975, she got a bigger job as marketing and public relations manager with Metal Box in charge of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania at the time again the first woman to hold the position.
She was also the first woman to head the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) council. Despite all her accolades, one thing that she will undoubtedly be remembered for is for showcasing African attire with matching pompous headgear
Check out her excellent style below;