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Khaligraph Jones speaks on relationship with departed politician Orie Rogo Manduli

Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has spoke on his relationship with late politician and fashion icon Orie Rogo Manduli.

In a social media post while mourning her, the rapper disclosed that he received a call from Manduli when he mentioned her in his hit song, Hao.

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Khaligraph described Manduli as his biggest fan, adding that they had planned to meet once she is discharged from hospital but she unfortunately passed away.

“About 2 months ago. I received a call from the late Orie Rogo Manduli and she told me how she loved the song Hao and we even planned to link up for a chat after she was discharged from hospital but it seems god had other plans, unfortunately she passed on today before our plan came to be, may she rest in peace. See you on the other side,” wrote Khaligraph.

Orie Rogo died at her Riverside home, Nairobi on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 73.

According to her personal assistant Samuel Ndambuki, Manduli passed on as they prepared to go for a dental checkup.

“We had gone for a checkup at Nairobi Hospital yesterday. This morning we visited her brother at Embakasi and she was very normal. We had a dental appointment this afternoon and as she was doing her makeup, I noticed she leaned on one side,” Ndambuki said.

The cause of her death is yet to be established.

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourned Manduli as a woman of many firsts and trailblazer who fought tirelessly for women empowerment.

“It is sad and unfortunate that death has taken away Mama Orie Rogo Manduli, one of our country’s most recognizable, highly charismatic and accomplished politicians. A bold leader and mentor, Ms Manduli tirelessly championed for women empowerment,” the President mourned.

On her signature attire and headgear, Uhuru said Manduli fully embraced the culture and was a recognized fashion icon and trendsetter.

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“Mama Orie Rogo Manduli was a fashion icon whose trademark African print attire and prominent headgear made her one of Africa’s most recognizable personalities,” Uhuru recalled.

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