Dedan Kimathi Wife Mukami Kimathi Burial Date is slated for Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at Njabini village. The 96 years old spouse to the renowned freedom fighter succumbed to breathing difficulties while receiving medical treatment at Nairobi Hospital.
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Veteran Mukami Kimathi greatly assisted her husband Dedan Kimathi in the bloody fight for independence. Insider sources say she was at some point detained at Kimathi Maximum Prison for rebelling against British colonial masters.
Dedan Kimathi wife Mukami Kimathi burial date
President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua are reportedly planning a decent send-off for Mukami Kimathi.
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The government hosted close family members in the State House and went on to announce the burial day, Saturday.
“On instructions from H.E. President @WilliamsRuto, this afternoon, at Harambee House Annex, I met the family of the late hero of our freedom, Mukami Kimathi, the widow of the late General Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi.
I have conveyed the condolences of H.E. the President, the condolences of the people of Kenya, and my condolences to the family on the loss of their matriarch.
In consultation with the family, we have agreed that the funeral service will be held on Saturday, 13th May, 2023, at her home in Njabini, Nyandarua County, and H.E. President Ruto will lead the government during the service.
A national funeral committee to plan the burial of Field Marshal Mukami will be chaired by the Principal Secretary for State Department for Interior and National Administration Dr. Raymond Omollo and another committee at the County level to be Chaired by the Governor of Nyandarua County Moses Ndirangu Badilisha.
The Government has agreed to the request by the family of the late hero that all surviving and other freedom fighters will be accorded special recognition during the service. I urge all Kenyans at this difficult moment to pray for the family of Dedan Kimathi and Mukami Kimathi.”DP Rigathi Gachagua.
The second in command is on record for announcing that Raymond Omollo, Interior Principal Secretary, will chair the National Funeral Committee on Mukami’s burial.
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The daughter Everlyne says her last wish was to have the body of Kimathi released from the Kamiti Maximum Prison compound and buried at a different place.
Dedan Kimathi profile summary
|Real Name||Kimathi wa Waciuri|
|Other names||Dedan Kimathi|
|Birthday||October 31, 1920|
|Died||February 18, 1957|
|Dedan Kimathi age||37 years|
|Education||Tumutumu CSM Secondary School|
How old was Dedan Kimathi when he died? Dedan Kimathi was captured, shot in the thigh and bled to death at the prime age of 37 years.
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Even so, Presidents Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Kenyatta unsuccessfully attempted to locate Kimathi’s remains at the burial site in Kamiti.
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Dedan Kimathi Wife Mukami Kimathi burial date scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023, will attract national figures from across the political divide.