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Meet Oldest Lamu Woman With 250 Great-Grandchildren


Leah Wangui Gitau is 123 years old.

She is a resident of Umoja Village in Mpeketoni,Lamu West.

Ms Gitau is a mother to 16 children,including 14 daughters and two sons.

However, eight of his children have so far died while the other eight are still alive.

The first-born child, Isaac Ngugi is almost 90 years old while the last-born, a daughter, is 64 years.

The lastborn is called Esther Nyagicuhi Kurua.

According to Ms Esther’s National Identity (ID) card privy to Opera News Hub, she was born on January 1, 1957.

The family of the 123-year-old Leah Wangui Gitau revealed to Opera News Hub that their mother is blessed and currently has a total of 63 grandchildren, 250 great-grandchildren, 184 great-great-grandchildren and 45 great-great-great-grandchildren.

On Sunday, Ms Gitau marked her 123rd birthday at her home in Umoja.

The event was attended by hundreds of people, including his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, relatives, church members and local leaders.

Ms Gitau is believed to be the oldest woman in Lamu County.

Speaking during the celebrations, Ms Gitau thanked God for bringing her that far despite the challenges witnessed in today’s world, including the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ms Gitau asked the young generation to fear God and at the same time embrace natural diet for a better living.

She also advised people to strive in ensuring they lead a stress-free life for their own good.

“I am happy that I am turning 123 years old today. It is not my ability that has made me reach this far. It is just God. As we mark this special day in my life, I want to advise people to embrace a good diet for a better living. We should also love one another and avoid stress,” said Ms Gitau.

Josephine Wachira, a neighbour, said it was encouraging to see the 123-year-old grandmother in good health and spirit.

The last-born daughter, Esther Nyagicuhi Kurua who is now the caretaker to her mother said they have maintained a traditional diet for their mother which they believe is key to her old age.

“We have been feeding our mother traditional foods like ngwashe (sweet potato fries), vegetables and ensuring she drinks vegetable soup. It has done us wonders as our mother’s health is still okay,” said Ms Kurua.



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