The late Margaret Akinyi Owino or Nyalego as we fondly called her was born on 22nd August 1953 in Imbanya Village Alego Kaluo in Siaya County. She was the first born in a family of 14 (6 sons and 8 daughters) of the late Mzee Aloice Omondi and the late Wilfrida Apondi.The late Margaret started her education at Mbaga Mixed Primary School in Siaya County and Nyabondo Girls. She later joined Makerere University, Jinja campus and graduated with a diploma in secretarial. The late Margaret worked with several companies both in Jinja and Nairobi before joining Posta and later Telkom Kenya where she worked until her early retirement in 2007. She met and married her beloved husband Erastus Owino Kungu in Jinja, Uganda in 1971. They were blessed with four children namely, Millicent Achieng, the late Maureen Adongo, Humphrey Okello and Jacob Catwright. She lived to see her grandchildren namely Brandy, Andy, Patrick, Shanice and Kimberly.
She was doting mother to Stephen Ochieng, Josephine Aluoch, Victoria Anyango, Yvonne Awuor, Violet Awino, Vivian Auma, Mercy Atieno among others. She was a doting grandma to Junior Erastus, Emmanuel, Angel, Marcus-wills, Mackay, Manuel, Cindy, Sonia, Erastus John and Wendy. Margaret was born in a staunch catholic family. After her marriage she was converted to seventh day Adventist church. She was baptized at Kariobangi SDA church then moved membership to Jericho SDA church and later after her retirement to Odienya SDA church in 2008. In Kariobangi and Jericho, she participated in various capacities like Deaconess, youth and family counselor, Matron of church weddings and an active choir member. In Odienya SDA Church (2009) she was elected Sabbath school superintendent and served for two years. In 2010 she was elected as the first elder and served for two years. From 2011 she served as church Treasurer until her demise. She worked tirelessly and put in a lot of efforts in stewardship and placed the church at the peak. Margaret was ambitious and a procedural leader, through her efforts, she organized a funds drive in aid of campsite, church repairs and building the guest’s house, she served as Choir director and motivated members to achieve many goals. She was elected as secretary for women ministry within Olare block. Mama Margaret was in good health until the morning of 8th October 2015 when she complained of severe headache and neck stiffness.She sought medical attention at Afya Medical Center, Homabay where a physician made an impression of Meningitis infection hence her admission in the hospital. On the 9th of October, she was transferred to Agakhan hospital, Kisumu. At the Agakhan hospital she continued with treatment for meningitis and upon doing several investigations a diagnosis of Tetanus infection was made. On the 13th of October she was taken to ICU due to her deteriorating condition and went to be with the lord at 5pm on 14th October 2015.