Why family scrapped Mzee Kenyatta public commemoration

Why family scrapped Mzee Kenyatta public commemoration

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It was the wish of former First Lady Mama Ngina to have memorial service of founding father Mzee Jomo Kenytta to be treated as a private affair.

On Thursday President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the 41st anniversary of Mzee Kenyatta was the final public commemoration of his death.

However keen observers are quick to point that the family did not want the event to be hijacked by politicians involved in Uhuru succession race.

The fact that age is catching up with Mama Ngina was another factor considering she has opted for a quiet life after President Uhuru leadership.

The nation’s first president, an anticolonial activist and politician, is remembered for his leading role in the struggle for Kenya’s independence.