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Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange
Mama Gathoni Koinange
Birth: 1900?
Banana, Kiambu, Kenya
Death: 9 November 2017
Kiambaa, Kiambu, Kenya
Age: 117 years?
Country: KEN FlagKEN
Longevity claimant

Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange (April 1900? – 9 November 2017) was a Kenyan claimant to age 117. She was famous before old age as one (fifth) of the (six) wives of an important pre-independence Kenyan Kikuyu chief, Koinange wa Mbiyu (1865–1960).

Biography

A 1 March 2013 tabloid article in the UK listed her as "112". The upcoming BBC documentary alludes that her date of birth may be in April.

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