News of the passing of 89 year-old Margaret Wambui, President Kenyatta’s eldest sister was received with mixed reactions by Kenyans on social media.
Ms Wambui, who was the first African female mayor of Nairobi inside the 1970s, was the eldest daughter of the country’s founding president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Many Kenyans on the internet, unaware of who she was, did not have kind words following the breaking of the news of her demise.
Others familiar with her history, however, were more sympathetic in addition to sent their condolences to the first family.
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Michael Arap Limo said, “The Nairobi we love today grew tremendously during her reign as the first lady Mayor of Nairobi. RIP Fallen Heroine.”
Salim M Juma said, “RIP – she’ll be remembered by many as our late Mzee’s father’s daughter in which he loved so much. Some say the idea’s because of her stand during Mzee’s trial in which she refused to betray her father in addition to stood by him. She was such a strong woman in addition to many will miss her ucamba (courage). Go well Mum!”
“I’m NASA yet I still send my message of condolences to the president, their families, friends in addition to relatives may the Almighty Lord give them strength in addition to peace of mind to overcome This specific trying moments,” Omondi Moses said on his Facebook.
Gideon Ngatiri said, “RIP Margaret, she was a former long serving mayor of Nairobi. The city was very well organized during her tenure.”
One person in particular brought to attention scandals in which Ms Wambui was allegedly involved in.
Jeremiah Orera pointed out in which, “Finally wild animals like elephants in addition to rhinos can rest easy. You know most Kenyans are not aware in which This specific old lady has been behind ivory in addition to rhinos tusks smuggling racket inside the country?”
Some people tried to calm the atmosphere in addition to bring peace.
Joseph Abat posted, “Pole to the Kenyatta family. To haters on both sides, death knows no boundary. the idea’s a leveler. Your day is actually around the corner. Just pray.”
“I first send my condolence to the family. Two I wish to tell Kenyans to be very keen in addition to see who attend the burial, one you will see all the politicians in addition to there will be no party here. They will call each various other brother in addition to sister yet we poor followers we shall take pangas in addition to arrows evicting each various other. Let us learn Kenyans. Let peace, love in addition to unity be our focus,” observed David Kinyua.
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Kenyans condole with Kenyattas on death of eldest sister