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Former FKF president Sam Nyamweya mourns death of his mother, Birita Kemunto

FOOTBALL By Odero Charles | March 12th 2021
FILE: Former FKF President Sam Nyamweya during media briefing in Nairobi over FkF branch elections March 15, 2020. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya has announced the death of his mother, Mama Birita Kemunto.

In a press statement sent to newsrooms on Friday afternoon, Nyamweya said that the 96-year-old succumbed on Friday morning while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

 “It is with deep sorrow, a profound sense of loss yet with utmost gratitude to the Almighty God that; on behalf of the family Keengu family, I announce the demise of the family matriarch - Mama Birita Kemunto after a long illness bravely borne,” read part of the statement.

Former FKF President Sam Nyamweya and his mother (second from left). [Photo: Courtesy]

“Mama Birita succumbed to her illness this morning at the Nairobi Hospital at the age of 96 years. Our heartfelt appreciation to the doctors who have taken care of Mama throughout her time in and out of the hospital, our friends and relatives who have stood with us throughout Mama's illness.

“We thank the Almighty God for the gift of Mama and look forward to the glorious morning when the trumpet shall sound.

“As a family, we have started meeting and further information will be available in due course.”

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