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Emotions run high as KDF soldier is buried in Tetu

01 March 2016, 19:47 Joseph Njung’eh

Somber mood absorbed Mathakwa-ini village, Tetu, Nyeri County, during the final send-off for a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier who was killed at El Adde military camp in Somalia by AlShabaab militants.

Hundreds of mourners flocked Mathakwa-ini Primary School grounds to give final respect to Peter Ndegwa Wairia, 39, who had served the army since 2001.

All speakers eulogized him as a hero who gallantly devoted himself in paying the ultimate price of securing the nation.

Through his written speech, Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant-General Leonard Ngondi said Ndegwa served the force with dedication and managed to rise to the rank of a Corporal.

Ngondi described the deceased as industrious, courageous, loyal and a professional soldier who wholeheartedly defended the country.

However, area MP Ndung’u Gethenji who is also Parliamentary Defence Committee chairman was not present.

On his part, area MCA Jesse Mwangi called on Kenyans to support President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in the fight against terrorism.

“We will only defeat terrorists if we partnered as Kenyans. We should pray for our government and our soldiers because they are defending this wonderful country like martyrs,” said Mwangi.

With his coffin draped in a national flag, Ndegwa was given full military honor including a 21-gun salute.

Ndegwa has left behind his wife Rachael Wangui and two children.

He was the last born in a family of eight.


- MyNews24

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