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November 19, 2018

5-Minute-Interview: I was barred from talking to crowd because I’m a woman

Kigo
Kigo

I'm good at…………..being myself
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I'm very bad at……..entertaining a shy guy.

The last book i enjoyed reading is……….The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. 

The most surprising thing that happened to me is…………when I visited a part of this country and was denied a chance to address a gathering where men were the majority because I was a young woman.

A common misconception about me is………………….my social life is a big misconception.

My worst childhood fears were………..and still are water and heights.

My ideal night out is……………whisky, rhumba and him.

In another life I’d be………..a rabbit or a hare.

My idea of perfect happiness is…….peace of mind and utmost love.

If I was a politician, I would…………………be like Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo – fight for the rights of the downtrodden.

The best age to be is…………….21. Nothing scares you and you think you own the whole world.

The best part of my job is……………..giving meaning, colour and importance to people's sentiments and helping them get their message understood.

My greatest regret is……………not having a close relationship with God earlier.

Historical figure I most identify with…………….Wangu wa Makeri.

Living person I most admire……………..US First Lady Michelle Obama

My greatest achievement is……………bringing up my daughter.

My favourite writer is………Okot P'Bitek.

My lowest point of misery is………..not being able to give or provide for my daughter.

My greatest possession is………………………a portrait of my daughter I just acquired.

If I was to die in five minutes, my last word would be……………………I have served my purpose.

 

Jane Kigo is the Hansard editor, Kisii county assembly.

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