September 26, 2011 Breaking News, World re knowned Environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai Is Dead. According to a family spokesperson Wangari Maathai passed away yesterday 25 September, 2011 at Nairobi Hospital after bravely bearing up and suffering from Cancer! The 71 Year old Wangari Maathai will best be remembered at her gallant efforts at conserving Kenya's forest cover despite intimidation ,harassment and even Government assault .Wangari Maathai was the first African Woman to win the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
News of her death is being received in shock as she has always been gallant, active and hearty in the public sphere.Our sincere condolences to the family.
Below is the official family spokesperson press statement as covered by a local press channel: