Maathai and her husband, Mwangi Mathai, separated in 1977. After a lengthy separation, Mwangi filed for divorce in 1979. He was said to have believed that Wangari was too strong-minded for a woman and that he was unable to control her.
Was Wangari Maathai married?
Mwangi Mathaim. 1969–1979 Wangari Maathai/Spouse In April 1966, after returning to Kenya, Wangari Muta met her future husband, Mwangi Mathai, a politician. The two married in May 1969.
When did Wangari Maathai get married?
May 1969 (Mwangi Mathai) Wangari Maathai/Wedding dates
Does Wangari Maathai have siblings?
Moses Ndiritu Muta Wangari Maathai/Siblings
What is the Green Belt Movement and why did it start?
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) was founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their streams were drying up, their food supply was less secure, and they had to walk further and further to ...