• Orie Rogo's strong love for the African culture has been depicted in her funeral. 

Orie Rogo Manduli and her Nairobi home
Orie Rogo Manduli and her Nairobi home
Image: Courtesy

In her 73 years on earth, Orie Rogo Manduli stood out as a vocal and unique woman, who would only do things her own way. 

The first female Rally driver will be remembered for her outstanding personality and choosing to do things her own way. 

Being a fashionista, Orie Rogo Manduli would rock her signature headgear in a unique way, by tying it sideways. 

The late Ambassador had a strong love for the African culture, and all this has been depicted in her final send-off. 

At his Riverside home in Nairobi, guests are flocking in to send condolences to the family. 

And there is one strange thing in the home of Orie Rogo Manduli, that is a table where guests write condolences messages. 

Contrary to the norm, where such tables are filled with flowers and candles, Orie Rogo's was strange yet unique. A true depiction of the love she lived.

Elizabeth Rogo holding condolence book.
Elizabeth Rogo holding condolence book.
Image: Douglas okidy

Here are some items placed on the table;

1. Sugarcane

There are two stalks of sugarcane placed across a picture of young Orie Rogo. 

The sugarcane is a symbol of her love for farming. The ambassador had a huge parcel of land in Kitale, where she would plant crops like sugarcane and maize. 

2. A shoe

A black heel was also placed on the table to signify her love for fashion. This must have been her favourite shoe. 

3. Sunglasses

We can all recall that Orie Rogo would not appear anywhere without black sunglasses neatly lying beneath her head gear. 

Well, this love for sunglasses is being depicted in her final send off. 

4. Turkana stool - Ekicholong

Another strange item that showed the life Orie Rogo loved was a stool, resembling Ekicholong- a traditional stool loved by the Turkanas.

Items on a table at Orie Rogo's home
Items on a table at Orie Rogo's home
Image: Douglas Okidi

This signifies how Orie Rogo loved the African culture. 

The table was also decorated with photos of a young Orie Rogo Manduli, and a number of academic certificates that she owned. 

The family says that the items signify what she liked, and will be changed every day until she is laid to rest. 

Orie Rogo Manduli carries a true African spirit.

Here is a video of her home;

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