Uhuru mourns NCIC Vice-Chair Fatuma Tabwara

By PSCU | Monday, Dec 30th 2019 at 08:32
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Vice Chairperson Fatuma Tabwara who died on Sunday morning.

In his message of condolence, President Kenyatta described the late NCIC Vice-Chair as a great national leader and role model who was an outstanding champion of the rights of women and the girl-child especially in Kwale County.

President Kenyatta said Ms Tabwara will particularly be remembered for the role she played in the formulation of the sexual harassment policy in Kwale County.

“It is very sad indeed that we have lost one of the promising women leaders in the Coast region.

"In this hour of sorrow and grief, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to her family, relatives and friends,” President Kenyatta said.

“It is my prayer that the Almighty God will give you the strength and courage to bear the loss,” the President added.

President Kenyatta observed that the late NCIC Vice Chairperson was a person of enormous influence, saying the many girls and women who she mentored will miss her wise counsel and guidance.

Tabwara, 52, is said to have collapsed during a wedding at Bowa village in Matuga yesterday.

She was taken to Diani Beach Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Family and friends expressed shock at the sudden death of Tabwara, who vied for the Kwale County Woman representative seat in the 2017 General Election.

Family members said the commissioner, who was sworn into office just a month ago, was in high spirits before her death.

“We received the sad news at 11am from family members. The information we got was that she collapsed while attending a wedding and was taken to Diani beach hospital, where she was pronounced dead,” county police boss Joseph Nthenge said.

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