The memorial service of renowned poet and academic Prof Micere Mugo will be held on 15th August 2023 at the All Saint’s Cathedral at 10.00am.
Prof Micere who is mother to Mumbi wa Mugo and the late Njeri Kui Mugo died on 30th June 2023, in Syracuse, New York, aged 81. She had been battling cancer for years.
Another memorial in her honor was held on August 8, at the Taifa Hall at the University of Nairobi Campus.
Prof was born in 1942 in Baricho, Kirinyaga County and rose to become one of the well-known literal critics and literature professors in the nation.
She taught in Zimbabwe and at the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University, in the United States.
One of her notable moments was when she was forced into exile in 1982 from Kenya during former President Daniel Arap Moi’s era for activism.