Muthoni Likimani

Kenyan Activist and writer

Muthoni Likimani (born in 1926) is a Kenyan activist and writer, who has published works of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as children's books. In her career she has also been a broadcaster, actress, teacher and publisher. She was the first Kenyan beauty queen, the first African to establish a public relations firm in Kenya and one of the country's earliest female authors.

A young Muthoni Gachanja Likimani


Muthoni Likimani

Quotes about Muthoni LikimaniEdit

  • Muthoni Likimani belongs to a group of unsung heroines, more so because she penned her works from the heart, exuding a fighting spirit that epitomises her historical role as a freedom fighter and chronicler of a peoples’ culture and livelihood. Her natural smile radiates the warmth of the connection her fictional characters have with the audience. Indeed, as I read her works I see that radiance of a gallant personality to read more, hear more and see more.
    • Publisher Barrack Muluka describes Likimani as a freedom fighter, true patriot, writer, mentor and an elder Christian girl. Quoted in the article titled Muthoni Likimani: Beauty queen who broke glass ceiling published on Friday, June 28, 2013 and updated on July 05, 2020.

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