Argwings Kodhek: remembering Siaya's celebrated son through his daughter's eyes

KTN News Jan 29,2019


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On Tuesday of January 29, 1969, Kenya’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Clement Michael George Argwings Kodhek’s car rolled on the Nairobi road that is now named after him.

He was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where he died hours later.

Fifty years later, his first-born Carole Argwings Kodhek remembers the week that death took away CMG as he was fondly called, the positive corruption of the initials being Chiedo More Gem, Dholuo for The Cream of Gem.

You had to be the crème de la crème if you graduated with a law degree in 1947 and was the first black lawyer in East Africa which is what CMG did.

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