President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of former Kwale County MP Zainab Kalekye Chidzuga.
President Uhuru, Raila Mourn Former Kwale County Woman Rep Zainab Chidzuga
The former MP Zainab is the mother to TV girl to Mwanaisha Chidzuga
Hon Chidzuga, an ardent supporter of the Jubilee administration and a former long serving official of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO), passed away on Thursday.
In his message of comfort, the President eulogised Hon Chidzuga as a steadfast leader and astute grassroots mobilizer who helped uplift the welfare of women in Kwale County and across the country through her many initiatives.
"I have received the sad news of the passing away of Hon Zainab Chidzuga with a heavy heart. The ugly hand of death has robbed our country of a highly influential grassroots mobiliser and leader who was a role model to many women.
"Mama Zainab Chidzuga was a passionate advocate of women empowerment whose many achievements as an activist, legislator and mentor will continue shaping the gender agenda in our country for generations," the President mourned.
The President wished the family of the departed leader God's fortitude and comfort as they mourn their departed matriarch.
Former prime Minister Raila Odinga also mourned the former Kwale County MP with a message that reads;
"My heartfelt condolences go to the family and friends of former Kwale County MP, Hon Zainab Chidzuga. May God the Almighty grant her family strength and fortitude to bear the loss. Inna lillahi wa inailayhi rajiun"
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho mourned Zainab Chidzuga with a message that reads;
“Clouds of sadness hang over the coast as we mourn the passing on of our beloved sister Hon. Zainab Chidzuga the former Kwale County Women Representative. She was a true champion who always stood up to improve the lives of the people of Kwale. Inna Lillahi Waina Ileyhi Rajiu'un”.
Deputy President William Ruto wrote; “We have lost a selfless and visionary leader who served the people of Kwale with dedication. Mheshimiwa Zainab Chidzuga was progressive, steadfast and focussed. We will remember her as a champion of women empowerment. We pray to God that He grants strength and comfort to the family, relatives and the people of Kwale County during this time of grief. Rest In Peace".
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