Former Commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Roselyn Akombe has lauded Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for visiting the widow of the late Freedom Fighter Dedan Kimathi, and who was detained at Nairobi Hospital for Sh1 million hospital bill.
Taking to his Twitter account, Gachagua revealed that the money was availed by President William Ruto.
"This afternoon, I visited Mukami Kimathi, the wife of the late freedom fighter Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, at Nairobi Hospital. H.E President William Ruto has cleared the Hospital Bill; Thank you, President William Ruto, for coming through for Mukami Kimathi and her family. You are a true and genuine friend of our people. Be blessed abundantly. Always," tweeted Gachagua.
In her reaction, Akombe welcomed the move but went on to challenge President Ruto's government to look for the remains of the late Kimathi in order to accord him a better send off.
"Thank you for coming through to cover the medical bills. While we are on this topic, could the government also disclose where the remains of Dedan Kimathi are so he can get the heroic respect he deserves?" She posed.
Mukami and who is aged 101 years was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on January 5th with pneumonia symptoms and was treated and discharged on January 12, but he was not allowed to leave the facility owing to the hospital bill.
Gachagua had revealed that the information reached him and President Ruto when they were in Nyanza Region on Friday and Saturday for their two-day official visit, and assured that they were going to intervene.
Few days ago, Mukami implored upon the government of the day to help trace her husband's remains for a better send off.
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