President William Ruto and his political adversary Raila Odinga will likely attend Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi's burial on Saturday, May 13.

It will be the first time the two politicians have met in two days after their spat over the 2022 General Election.

On Sunday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua announced that Ruto would attend the funeral, which he claimed would fit the late Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi's reputation.

"President William Ruto will be present at the funeral." "I met with the family to check on the burial arrangements; the government will cover the burial costs," DP Gachagua told mourners at Mukami's memorial service in Njabini.

She was hailed as selfless by DP Gachagua because she and her husband, Dedan Kimathi, chose to fight British colonial forces to liberate the country.

In the meantime, Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, has called on the State to conduct a State Funeral for the late Mukami, ideally at the Uhuru Gardens, where freedom fighters were tortured.

Furthermore, he said he would attend the burial because he and Mukami "had been very close."

"I can't miss Shujaa Mama Mukami wa Kimathi's funeral." We were close, and I shall be at Njabini for her last earthly ritual," Raila said on Sunday.

"I would like the late Maitu Mukami Kimathi's final state funeral service to be held at Uhuru Gardens, where Mau Mau activists were tortured," he said.

Mukami was 96 years old at the time of her death. According to her family, she died after a long illness.

The authorities have formed a national funeral council to prepare for Mukami's burial, which will be chaired by Dr Raymond Omollo, Principal Secretary for Internal Security and National Administration.