President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to finance the education of five children, whose mother died while celebrating the Head of State’s re-election after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Kenyatta the winner against NASA’s Raila Odinga in the race for State House on Friday, August 11.
Thirty eight-year-old Mary Wambui Kariuki from Bibilioni Village in Bahati, Nakuru County died in her sleep on Friday, August 11 – shortly after leading her neighbours in celebrating President Kenyatta’s victory in the August 8 general election.
Ms Kariuki was laid to rest on Thursday, August 17 at her Bibilioni Village home.
During her burial service Thursday, President Kenyatta’s letter was read out by Michael Kagika, who is the Secretary, Presidency Power of Mercy Advisory Committee.
The Head of State, in his message, termed Ms Kariuki as a “hard-working woman, who ensured her family was adequately provided for through micro businesses”.
“The late was hard-working in various micro businesses; a quality that should be emulated by all those who knew her,” read a part of President Kenyatta’s message.
Bahati Member of Parliament (MP), Kimani Ngunjiri said the Head of State asked him to assure Ms Kariuki’s family that he (Pres. Kenyatta) would finance the education of Ms Kariuki’s five children.
Kimani further said President Kenyatta told him to urge Bahati residents to pray for peace, even as the nation is faced with post poll division.
Besides her five children, Ms Kariuki is survived by a husband.