Speaker Justin Muturi in mourning
She died on Saturday
In a tweet, Muturi described his mother as someone who loved and shaped him and that she was special to him, as he bid her farewell.
“They called you Virginia Ciarùnji Njoka. I called you mom. You shaped us. You loved us. You were special to me. Nobody can fill your void. Fare thee well, say hello to papa! Till we meet again, on that bright morning...” said Speaker Muturi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta also sent a message of condolence to the Speaker’s family terming Mama Virginia Ciarùnji Njoka as a person of great integrity, who lived a life of single-minded service to her family, the community and the nation.
“In the fullness of time, she brought up a distinguished family. Her family members, among them our National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, emulated her rectitude and have continued to serve this nation with distinction,” he said.
He added that she will be remembered for the roles she played at Kanyuambora Anglican Church and in the community and that her wise counsel, guidance and leadership will be missed by many.
“It is my prayer that fond memories of her life will fill the void she has left and help you overcome the sadness and pain occasioned by her departure,” said President Kenyatta.
The Head of State noted that Mama Virginia Ciarùnji’s inspirational life will remain a great legacy to her family and many others who knew her.
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