Uhuru, Raila mourn death of Mama Dorcas Ntimama
By Patrick Vidija
| June 26th 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are among key leaders that have condoled with the family of the late Cabinet Minister William Ole Ntimama.
This follows the death of Mama Dorcas Pedelai Ntimama who was the wife to the late minister.
Mama Dorcas is said to have passed on Friday night at a Nairobi hospital where she was undergoing treatment.
In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta described the late Mama Dorcas Ntimama as a gracious woman who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of the society.
The President said Mama Dorcas always built strong bonds of friendship, which ensured harmony and peace in her community.
"It is heartbreaking that we've lost Mama Dorcas. As a nation, we are grateful for her many years of service to Kenya especially in Narok where, with her late husband the Hon Ole Ntimama, they offered leadership and service to the community for many years,” Uhuru said.
“For those of us who interacted with Mama Dorcas, we shall miss her maternal demeanor and welcoming smile that made everyone around her comfortable,” he added.
While praying to God to grant the family fortitude and grace to bear the loss of their matriarch, Uhuru said losing a parent is never easy.
“May you find solace in the lovely memories you shared with your dear mother and may she rest in eternal peace,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by Raila who said Mama Dorcas was the bedrock of her husband’s politics and a matriarch to the Maa community.
“I have learnt with pain the passing of Mama Dorcas Ntimama, widow to late Ole Ntimama. She was bedrock of her husband’s politics, matriarch to the Maa. Dorcas championed Maa culture and promoted education of girls. I experienced your generosity, friendship and kindness. RIP Mama,” Raila said.
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