Saturday December 8, 2018-Former Central Bank of Kenya governor,
Duncan Ndegwa, has revealed how former First Lady, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, used to embarrass
late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta during Cabinet and State functions.
in Kenyatta’s Struggles: My Story,Ndegwa wrote that Mama Ngina was too
bad in dressing and this made Kenyatta angry.
sought from the village, Ngina was a simple and rural lady who despite the
exposure that came with the ‘First Lady’ tag, couldn’t immediately adopt.
help of Nyiva Mwendwa, then the wife of Chief Justice Kitili Mwendwa who was
already in the know on how to rock Calico dresses and hold wine glasses.
spend hours in the presidential palace to dress Ngina ahead of every event,
well, until the latter became used to the new lifestyle.
Mwenda became the first female in Kenya to be appointed to the Cabinet.