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Wambui inspects Lucy Kibaki’s burial venue

07 May 2016, 02:00 Joseph Njung’eh

Nairobi - Othaya MP Mary Wambui on Friday evening inspected Othaya Approved Grounds where a funeral service for Former First Lady Lucy Kibaki will be conducted.

Wambui however went alone to the venue since she was not accompanied by any government officer except her security details.

She was later joined by senior police officers for a short time who are in the area to beef up security.

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She did not even address the media but left later to unknown destination.

In year 2009, former President Mwai Kibaki denounced that Wambui was his second wife during a press conference in State House, Nairobi.

The burial organizing committee led by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe and Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma among other government officials also toured the grounds.

Senator Kagwe said the burial ceremony will be free from politics and that speeches will be controlled.

He said politicians across the divide have been invited adding that the remarks to be made will be only on eulogizing Mama Lucy.

PS Kibicho said the service will officially start at 11.am and the body will leave Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi, at 8.am in a convoy that will pass through Muthaiga road later join Thika-Sagana-Karatina-Mukurweini-Othaya route.

While speaking during an inspection tour at the burial venue, Kibicho said 3,000 dignitaries mostly from government will attend.

“Mama Lucy was a friend to all people and therefore we do not have a specific group of mourners. Everybody is welcome to bid farewell,” said Kibicho.

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