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Mama Lucy finally buried in Othaya

07 May 2016, 20:31 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - The Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki was finally laid to rest Saturday after a grand burial ceremony.

Over 10,000 mourners, about 500 dignitaries and scores of political leaders attended the function which was steered clear of politics.

President Uhuru who was cheered by mourners when he rose to speak termed the late as a mother of the family and of the nation.

“She had the heart of ordinary citizen. I promise that my government will support former President Mwai Kibaki and your family even after the burial ceremony,” pledged the president.

Uhuru, who arrived with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said Kenyans will learn much from Mama Lucy including that the beginning of the nation is from the family.

“Don’t be greedy of power but safeguard the interests of public first and also there was need for one to speak out since there is freedom of speech. When there is a problem Mama Lucy taught to speak out not remaining silent,” said Uhuru.

“There is need of love and unity among Kenyans. The success of Kibaki in politics and in business was because of the wife. Lucy stood with me in times of difficulties,” he added.

Deputy President Willam Ruto who arrived with his wife Rachel Ruto said many brokers, pretenders, lazy and hypocrite’s people had difficult time at Statehouse during former President Mwai Kibaki’s tenure because of Mama Lucy.

“She changed the role of First Lady from just being seen but also being heard setting the standard of the current First Lady,” said Ruto.

Kikwete who delivered the condolence message of Tanzania President Pombe Maghufuli said his country was shocked by the untimely death.

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