The family of the late Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi is mourning the death of his daughter Peris Muthoni.
Muthoni passed away at the weekend following a long illness, according to her family.
In a message of condolence to the family of the freedom hero, President Kenyatta described the deceased as a cheerful person and a strong pillar of the family.
Kenyatta also lauded Muthoni for taking close care of her mother Mama Mukami, the aging widow of Kimathi.
“It is unfortunate that we’ve lost Muthoni Kimathi to the cruel hand of death at a time when her family, especially Mama Mukami Kimathi, needed her the most as a close caregiver,” Kenyatta mourned.
“Muthoni was always beside Mama Mukami Kimathi, taking care of her and ensuring she is well attended to. Her death is a big blow to Dedan Kimathi’s family, especially to Mama Mukami, and I pray that God gives them comfort during this difficult period.”