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What were the contributions of Wangari Maathai in nation building?

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Contributions of Wangari Maathai in nation building include;

  • In 1976 Wangari Maathai became the first woman to acquire P.H.D in veterinary medicine and was appointed by the U.N.O to represent East and central Africa 
  • 1977, she became a senior lecturer and later an associate professor 
  • 1977 she started the Green Belt movement whose aim was to prevent soil erosion across Kenya by planting trees 
  • Wangari Maathai served as the chairperson of Maendeleo ya Wanawake and the national council of women of Kenya. 
  • 1991 – 1992 she participated in pressurizing the government to give multiparty democracy in Kenya. 
  • 2002 she became the M.P for Tetu constituency and was appointed assistant minister in the ministry of environment natural resources and wildlife. 

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