Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua today rushed to Lee Funeral Home following the death of freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi's wife Mukami Kimathi.
Speaking after viewing her body at the Lee Funeral Home, an emotional Gachagua moaned the late Mukami as a symbol of resilience and a beckon of hope to Kenyans.
"Mukami Kimathi has been the symbol of our resilience. She has been the symbol of our defiance to oppression. She has been the mother of our rebellion struggle and the beckon of hope," Gachagua said.
"We are therefore as a nation very very saddened that we have lost a mother who has been ailing for a while and we want to send our condolences to the family, to the people of Nyandarua, to the people of Nyeri, Central Kenya region and the entire country," he added.
The Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua revealed also delivered president William Ruto's condolences to the family, revealing that the government will assign a senior officer to assist in preparations for the send off of the fallen heroin.
"I want to say that the president is equally saddened by the loss of our mother and want to confirm that the government will designate a very senior officer later this morning to work with the family as we prepare to give the late Mukami Kimathi a dignified send off," Gachagua said.
DP Gachagua also used the opportunity to send condolences to all the freedom fighters and their descendants wherever they are.
He said that Mukami has been an important figure to Kenyan leaders in terms of observing their resilience in serving the nation.
Be claimed that the demise of Mukami has opened their ears on the land question again. Gachagua claimed that many of the freedom fighters are still living in squatters yet the British government had set aside a peace of land for their settlement.
"These are the questions that in the coming days we shall continue to have a discussion on how this historical injustice can be addressed one day," he said.
The Deputy President also assured Mukami's family of government support during the preparations towards the burial, during the burial and even after the burial.
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