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SCIENTIST AND PROFESSOR Prof Olembo is a renowned scientist credited with introducing Intellectual Property Rights thinking in Kenya, Prof Olembo has been honoured with two presidential awards in acknowledgement of excellence in science: The Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS), The Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW).
The world-renown research scientist, Prof Norah Olembo was a student of Butere Girls High School.
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Dr Julia Auma Ojiambo was born on 29th November 1936. Those who were born yesterday need to read on Dr Julia Ojiambo and be inspired. She is a woman of many firsts and I cannot do her justice in this post.
1. 1st Kenyan woman to be admitted to Harvard University
2. 1st Kenyan woman to be awarded a Doctorate from UON
3. 1st African woman to be appointed a lecturer at UON
4. 1st Female MP in elected post in Western Kenya & 2nd in Kenya. She was elected MP for Funyula in 1974.
5. 1st Kenyan woman to be appointed Asst Minister in Independent Kenya.
She said in an interview:- “Women have done a lot. Before independence, we were there in numbers but lacked the voice. Nobody would allow us to go in front of a chief’s baraza and talk. But through education and the Constitution, this all changed and we have greatly been empowered,".