The government will give Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi a respectful and suitable send-off.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said on Friday morning at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi, where the body of freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi's widow is being laid to rest that a senior government officer has been designated to work with the family to ensure Field Marshal Mukami receives an appropriate send-off.
"I would like to verify that the federal government will designate a very senior officer later in the day to work with family members as we prepare to give Mukami a dignified send-off," stated the DP.
Gachagua remembered Mukami as a woman of steel, selflessness, and kindness.
He portrayed Mukami as a Mau Mau fighter who, along with her husband, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, displayed her unadulterated love for the motherland by fighting to liberate Kenya from white colonialists.
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"Mukami was a symbol of defiance, the mother of the independence struggle." We are grateful for her bravery and tenacity. "She continues to be an inspiration to those of us in leadership," Gachagua remarked.
The Deputy President stated that her death would rekindle the issue of land injustices that the Mau Mau fighters faced despite their courage and leadership in the fight for independence, adding that the debate on the land issue must continue to ensure that the Mau Mau remnants receive a piece of what they fought for.
"As we prepare to bury her, we continue to ponder the land question; that hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who struggled for independence live in abject poverty despite funds set aside by British colonialists for their resettlement." "These are questions that we will discuss in the coming days so that land injustices can be addressed," the DP said.
Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Investments, Nyandarua Woman Representative Faith Gitau, and Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara accompanied the DP.
Mukami and Dedan's legacies, according to Kuria, must be institutionalized, portraying her as a symbol of patriotism and heroism.
"She is a national heroine." We honour her life. Despite the difficulties she experienced, she never wavered in her convictions. It's a call to patriotism and looking out for our nation's interests rather than selfish ones. "The issue of land injustices persists and will be emphasized during this period," Kuria stated.
Mukami, according to Kihara, is a hero who will be remembered for her tenacity in the fight for liberation for all time.