Remember Jeanne-Irène Biya née Atyam And Pray For The Eternal Repose Of Her Gentle Soul: 25 Years Gone
It’s 25 years today 29th July 2017, since President Biya’s first wife Ma Jeanne-Irène Biya née Atyam left this world back to her Creator.
She was Cameroon’s second First Lady, after Mme Ahidjo, and remained one of the most adorable courageous, outspoken but down to earth woman, until the cold hands of death snatched her on July 29, 1992 from Cameroonians, her husband and her son Franck Biya.
Jeanne-Irène Biya and Britain’s Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher
She was buried at the Mvo Meka Palace on August 1st 1992 just three days after her mysterious death.
Jeanne Irene was the elder sister of Present Cameroon’s Ambassador to France, former Minister of Labour, former Minister of Transport Robert Nkili. She was also the aunt of Minister Louis-Paul Motaze of Economy, Planning and Regional Development.