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Mum warned me against joining politics, Jimmy Kibaki says

07 May 2016, 20:36 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Son of the late Former First Lady Mama Lucy Kibaki, Jimmy Kibaki, said her deceased mother warned him against joining politics.

Jimmy, while paying his tributes to his mum during a funeral mass in Othaya, noted that Lucy said Kenya politics were not compatible with how she had brought up her children.

“From 2008 I was very active in serving Othaya residents. I was pressurized to run for the parliament seat upon retirement of my father. Mum told me I had a choice but said the Kenyan politics were not compatible with how she had brought me up. She told me I don’t need a political seat to serve public,” said Jimmy.

He termed his late mother as a disciplinarian who would ‘climb any mountain and deal with any obstacle to defend family’.

“My mum would instill discipline and monitor my activities even after getting my own family. When she was happy with me she would call me Jimmy or Jacob and when unhappy she called me Kibaki. She urged me to have decorum in my activities,” said Jimmy.

Mama Lucy left behind her four children; David Kagai, Jimmy Kibaki, Anthony Githinji and Judy Kibaki and several grandchildren.

Her children, in their written tributes, eulogized her as a protector and one who valued education and good reputation.

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