Anyang Nyong’o’s Wife Wins Coveted International Award- Woman of Magnitude Awards (WOMA) 2021

Kisumu Govenor Anyang Nyong'o Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong'o and Wife Dorothy in a past event

Kisumu First lady and wife of Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Dorothy Nyong’o has been honoured at an awards ceremony held in New York, United States on 29 May 2021.

Dorothy was awarded the coveted Woman of Magnitude Awards (WOMA) 2021.

The award recognizes outstanding women who dedicate their time to support women in society as has been demonstrated by Dorothy.

In response to the news, Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong’o took to social media to congratulate his wife on her honours.

“Congratulations to Mama Kisumu for a job well done,” wrote the governor.

Dorothy Nyong’o currently serves as the Managing Trustee of Africa Cancer Foundation (ACF).

In this role, she has been aggressively advocating for healthcare and creates awareness on the prevention, management and treatment of cancer in Africa.

Anyang Nyong’o’s Wife Wins Coveted International Award- Woman of Magnitude Awards (WOMA) 2021

She also provides consultancy services for the public sector, international and national NGOs most notably the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) where she conducted research and wrote a project on “strategies for increasing the visibility of NGOs in Kenya”.

Her profile on the ACF webpage reads in part that “She works with faith and is optimistic that the cancer-free Africa dream will be realised through the Africa Cancer Foundation as it networks with other like-minded organisations around the world”.

This adds to the growing list of awards in her illustrious career spanning decades.

In 2020, together with her daughter Lupita, she was recognised by Harlem School of the Arts for the Visionary Lineage Award.

She was among the winners announced in the Global Health Catalyst Awards where she bagged the 2019 Harvard Global Health Catalyst Cancer Advocacy Champion Award.

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