Dr. Margaret Ogola was a pediatrician married to Dr. George Ogola. They had five children. She was the Executive National Secretary, Commission for Health and Family Life, Kenya Catholic Secretariat. She was also the Country Coordinator, Hope for African Child Initiative (HACI), Kenya.
Her first novel The River and The Source won the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature in 1995 and The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for the Best First Book, Africa region, 1995. She also coauthored Educating in Human Love together with her husband George.