Family ends public commemoration of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's death after 41 years
SEE ALSO :JKUAT develops primary health care modelUhuru said the decision was reached after consultation with family members and they will each celebrate him in the manner they remember him. He added that the family will henceforth hold private commemorations. “The family has agreed that this is going to be the last celebration of Mzee in this manner. We shall each celebrate him as we remember him and the manner in which we will be doing our things going forward,” he said. “From the bottom of my heart on behalf of the family of the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, we thank the second president of Kenya, Daniel arap Moi, who without fail for 21 years, observed this day,” Uhuru said.
SEE ALSO :The last days of Mzee Jomo KenyattaHe also extended the family’s gratitude to the third president Mwai Kibaki who observed the day for 10 years. “As we leave today, let us leave with his (Mzee Kenyatta) spirits in our heart and let him guide us. Let him guide what we say, how we act and interact with one another,” Uhuru said. The Head of State called on Kenyans to remember the founding fathers of the nation by taking actions in line with the dreams and aspirations of those leaders. “Make a difference in the life of at least one person and let your actions help move our nation forward,” he said. Today’s event was attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, Majority Leaders Aden Duale (National Assembly) and Kipchumba Murkomen (Senate).
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