Distinguished and Transformative Academic Leader to the University and the Nation

- 1st PhD, in the CHS Department of Community Health

- 1st black African Woman to be appointed Lecturer at UON

- 1st Female to serve as a Member of the Cabinet of the Government of Kenya

- United Nations  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Ceres Gold Medal for championing Social Economic Empowerment of Rural Youth and Women (1976)

- President’s Awards = Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) {2017}; Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) {2015} and Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) {2003}

- Pioneered and entrenched the 1st Five Year Strategic Plan for the UON Council

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