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Kenyan Immigrant makes history in Australian Senate

Lawyer and Family First member Lucy Gichuhi. Picture: Bianca De Marchi.

The Australian Senate will have a woman born and raised in Kenya as one of its 76 members after Mrs Lucy Gichuhi was on Wednesday confirmed.

The High Court declared Mrs Gichuhi, 54, one of the 12 senators for the state of South Australia, ending speculation that a question on her citizenship would derail her dream of becoming a representative.

“I humbly accept this honour and privilege to serve Australians,” said Mrs Gichuhi, who has been an Australian citizen since 2001, in a speech to journalists after the declaration.

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