Uhuru makes special request at Sister’s burial

President Uhuru Kenyatta made a unique request during the burial of her sister on Thursday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at sister's funeral

Speaking at St Andrew's, Kenyatta said that the move would be in appreciation of the role played by women in society adding that they have made a significant contribution to the country.

"As we celebrate Margaret today, I would also like to celebrate all women. We have a responsibility to work together and ensure that the two-thirds gender rule is passed so that women can take their rightful place,” the Head of State stated.

He added, "Margaret was a strong woman who has been a pillar to our family.”

His sentiments were echoed by Deputy President William Ruto who noted that the late Margret had made major contributions towards the country’s liberation.

"I can confirm what has been said here. Margaret was a woman of integrity. I keep telling my boss we are getting old but after seeing ladies here in their 80s, I am encouraged," Ruto said.

Wambui, who was the first daughter of the founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and first Mayor of Nairobi, died on April 6 at her Lavington home aged 89.

The deceased was Jomo Kenyatta’s second-born child after her brother Peter Muigai from the founding President’s first wife Grace Wahu.

She attended Ruthimitu Primary School and later joined Alliance High School when it started as a mixed school in 1947.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero was among those who attended the burial together with other dignitaries.

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