BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2022-President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the residents of Othaya and the larger Nyeri County for showing up in large numbers to bid farewell to his predecessor Mwai Kibaki who passed away last week.
Speaking at Kibaki’s requiem mass in Othaya on Saturday, President Kenyatta noted that the event was befitting of a man of Kibaki’s stature, underscoring that the show of camaraderie in the county did not go unnoticed.
“To all the residents of Othaya and Nyeri County I would like to thank you for giving this great man, who has done so much for Kenya, East Africa and Africa and the world, a proper send-off. We will not forget this and we will continue being with you,” he said.
President Kenyatta likewise reassured the late president’s family that the state and the whole country was genuinely condoling with them and keeping them in their prayers.
“You are not standing alone. We are together with you and we shall continue to be together with you. Accept our condolences, our prayers and may the almighty God rest this great soul in eternal peace,” he said.
The Head of State correspondingly urged Kenyans to borrow a leaf from the late former president’s book on statesmanship, noting that the nation would positively change as a result.
“As Kenyans we shouldn’t just say that we will emulate this great man through words alone, we should do it via actions and I am certain if we do so our nation will change for the better,” he said.