Former Presidential Candidate Peter Kenneth’s son, Andrew Kenneth, on Thursday lighted up the sombre mood that engulfed mourners attending the funeral of his grandmother, Rachael Wambui Muhuni.
Andrew Kenneth lights up mourners at his grandma’s burial
Peter Kenneth's son all grown
Andrew, who came into public light after a passionate speech during his father’s presidential campaign in 2012, began by making reference to the speech he made seven years ago.
“The last time I spoke in front of so many people, I forgot to mention that my name is Andrew Muhuni Kenneth and I am proud to come from the Muhuni family,” Andrew said.
He went on to praise his grandmother for teaching him to speak Kikuyu vernacular and even spoke the language to disapprove those who doubt his Kikuyu fluency on account of his urban accent.
“Many people usually ask if I can speak Kikuyu. Ndimeraga Gikuyu no mohaka…Cucu nigwetende muno, uhuruke wega, urare na thayu na nitukonana nahau mbere. I always tell people that speaking Kikuyu is a must. Grandma, we loved you so much. Rest in peace and we will meet in future),” Andrew said as the mourners cheered him.
Peter Kenneth, who spoke briefly in Kikuyu, praised Andrew’s tribute – saying he was a chip off the old block.
“Our people say that ugali comes from the maize floor, and now that ugali has spoken – I will not speak much. I prepared a eulogy for my mother but I will not be able to read it and my friend Mukhisa Kituyi (UNCTAD Secretary General) will do it for me. Thank you so much for giving mum a farewell,” Peter said.
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