Uhuru, Ruto leads the nation in mourning  former Kwale Woman Rep Zainab Chidzuga who died in Nairobi

Uhuru, Ruto leads the nation in mourning former Kwale Woman Rep Zainab Chidzuga who died in Nairobi

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH AUG,2021-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have led the nation in mourning  the death of former Kwale County Woman Representative Zainab Chidzuga.

In his message of condolence, Uhuru described Chidzuga as a steadfast leader and astute grassroots mobiliser who helped uplift the welfare of women in Kwale and across the country.

“Mama Zainab Chidzuga was a passionate advocate of women empowerment whose many achievements as an activist, legislator and mentor will continue shaping the gender agenda in our country for generations,” he said.

The Head of State remembered Chidzuga as a role model to many women across the country.

Uhuru prayed for God’s comfort to the Chidzuga family as they come to terms with her death.

Zainab, 65, died on Thursday, while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.

Deputy President William Ruto said the country has lost a progressive and steadfast leader who was a champion of women empowerment.

He also prayed for God’s comfort as the family comes to terms with her death.

“We have lost a selfless and visionary leader who served the people of Kwale with dedication,” Ruto said.

Zainab was also mother of former TV news anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga.

She served as Kwale Woman representative from 2013 to 2017.

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