President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Wednesday mourned the death of Mama Jacinta Karugu, the mother of Nyeri deputy Governor Dr. Caroline Karugu.
In his message of condolence, the Head of state termed the late Jacinta as an astute champion who fought for the rights of women and girls.
“It is with deep sorrow that I have been informed of the passing away of Mama Jacinta Wanjiku, the family matriach of the Karugu family and a highly respected community leader who strongly supported the wellbeing and progress of women and girls.
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“Throughout her illustrious life, Mama Jacinta Wanjiku Karugu mentored and created opportunities for many young women and girls to excel and prosper in life,” President Kenyatta mourned.” Said President Kenyatta.
The President also noted that the late Mama Jacinta participated in several initiatives meant to provide quality healthcare in Nyeri County.
“As a nation we are forever indebted to Mama Jacinta Karugu for the role she played in improving healthcare in Nyeri County. We appreciate that together with others she facilitated the construction of several health centres which have enabled residents of Nyeri to access quality healthcare,” Said President Kenyatta
The former Civil Servant transitioned into farming after her retirement, a business venture that provided employment to locals in the county.
“We will forever be grateful for the work she did for our nation over the years and for raising a strong family that continues to contribute to the development of our country.
“I pray that God the Almighty will comfort and grant each one of you fortitude during this difficult period of mourning your beloved family matriach,” Said President Kenyatta