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Former Maendeleo Ya Wanawake chairperson Jane Kiano is dead

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Former chairperson of the Maendeleo ya Wanawake organisation, has passed away in Nairobi.

Mrs Jane Kiano died at the Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer.

“We have lost the matriach of our family…May her legacy continue to inspire young women and girls from all corners of this country…,” the statement from Irungu Houghton, the family representative, reads.

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Jane Kiano was recently recognised as a trailblazer by President Uhuru Kenyatta and feted with the First Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear Award.

She was honoured among Ida Odinga, Phoebe Asiyo, Grace Onyango and Beth Mugo.

She died at the age of 74.