Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has laid to rest his grandmother who passed away during the week.
The Senator termed his grandmother a matriach who he is a small part to the huge family tree she had. He continued by thanking God that their paths crossed.
“Today we laid to rest the matriarch, my grandma in love.Though I am a very small part of her huge family tree, I am grateful to God that our paths crossed. “Blessed are those who die in the Lord… they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” RIP Grandma.” Said Murkomen.
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Following her demise, revealed how she lived through depression, second world war and Mau Mau uprising in addition to seeing the leadership of President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Danie Arap Moi, Kibaki and now President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Our dear grandma,Gladys Gathoni Gathenya has gone home to heaven. After nearly a 100 years of service to God&humanity,she has taken a rest. My wife was named after her&for that reason she called me her husband.She was such a close friend of my wife&extended the same to my family.
She lived through Great Depression, colonialism,2nd World War,Mau Mau uprising&the fight for independence.She saw Kenya through the Presidency of Mzee Kenyatta,Moi,Kibaki&almost completed the Jubillee administration.She was a very strong willed woman who suffered no fools gladly.” Said Senator Murkomen.