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Six Kenyan women in Forbes top list

Five Kenyan women have been recognised in the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2014 by the Forbes Magazine.

They include Senator Naisula Lesuuda, Irene Koki Mutungi (a pilot), Deputy Head of Mission at Kenyan Embassy in Somalia Yvonne Khamati and co-founders of M-Farm Jamila Abass, Linda Kwamboka and Susan Oguya.

Lesuuda has been profiled for her contribution in highlight social issues in Kenya and promoting peace among warring pastoral communities in northern Kenya.

Koki was recognised for being the first woman to fly the Boeing Dreamliner.

Khamati, 32, was recognised by the magazine for being one of the youngest diplomats in Kenyan.

Abass, Kwamboka and Oguya were recognised for coming up with mobile application called M-Farm which provides agricultural producers and buyers with the most recent retail price information about products.

Other women on the Forbes list are from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Morocco.