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Edward Qorro – Citizen – Tuesday, 23 April 2013 (originally published 14 Apr)
When a group of Maasai women donned in their traditional gear streamed into the US embassy conference hall, I thought they were about to unleash a performance. Little did I know that they were here, in full swing, to congratulate one of their own who was about to be crowned 2013 Woman of Courage.
Then the US ambassador read her biography and the audience went wild with claps, acknowledging the hard work of this extraordinary woman.
Meet Ms Ndinini Kimesera Sikar, who quit her well-paying job for the sake of Maasai women and girls. The ambassador said Ms Sikar had indeed beaten all odds to achieve her dream . . .