The requiem Mass for former First Lady Lucy Kibaki was this morning held at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi.
In attendance was President Uhuru Kenyatta, first lady Margaret Kenyatta, Depputy President William Ruto, CORD leader Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula.
Uhuru eulogised Mama Lucy as a firm defender of the family values and a leader committed to bettering the lives of many Kenyans.
“If there is anything that all of us here can learn from her life, i think there are two fundamental principles one the value of family and her committment to causes. With mama Lucy, you were either on her right or wrong side and i can assure you if you were on her wrong side, it wasnt a very pleasant experience,” said Uhuru.
“I remember one time when we were walking out of a garden party and one of the security men came to me and told Mama Lucy Kibaki is looking for you so find yourself to where she is. And for a moment i had to do a lot of soul seraching whether i had done anything improper and it confirmed to me why jimmy, Juddy and David and Antony have no option but to be well bahaved and disciplined children, because they have Lucy as a mother,” Narrated Deputy President William Ruto.
Mama Lucy’s grandchildren also poured their raging tributes to their grandmother decsribing her as a strict disciplinarian and a teacher who taught them a lot of family values.
“Cucu was the most kind hearted person i know, she always made me put on a smile even at the hardest times. To me she was a grandmother, to others she was a mother a friend and a mentor,” narrated one grandchild.
“As our cucu she taught us valuable life lessons by sharing stories of her children growing up and her most favourite stories were about her youngest sons Tony,”
“As we morn the loss of one of our loved ones, i would like to say these moments bring us closer together and we we learn to cherish the moments that we learn in this beautiful world.”