1969 was an eventful year. On July 20th, an American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and he would utter the following immortal words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. In Africa, this was a period of heightened political and liberation activity as well as instability. Closer home, it saw the banning of the opposition party, Kenya Peoples Union and the detention of its leaders. It also witnessed the Luo community lose two of its most prominent leaders within a span of 5 months (Argwings Kodhek and Tom Mboya). The unfortunate events occasioned untold pain and suffering on women at the loss of sons and husbands; women forced to become widows left to deal with vacuums that would never be filled in a lifetime.