NAIROBI 22nd September, 2023: Former President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and former First Lady H.E. Mama Ngina Kenyatta join the family, relatives and friends of maitu, late Field Marshal Muthoni Wa Kirima in celebrating the life of a patriot who has left a huge vacuum that will be hard to fill – certainly not by these few words of consolation.
H.E Uhuru Kenyatta described Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima, nyina wa thonjo, as a patriot, a great warrior, one of the most revered Mau Mau shujaa freedom fighters. Her footprints, especially in the forest, moulded and played a crucial role in supporting like-minded leaders, in the fight of freeing our country from the colonialists and for Kenyans’ rights of political, social and economic growth towards our country’s freedom, independence, and development. She is, and remains, in our rich historical liberation struggle and success. She will not only be remembered for her bravery and courage but also for her diligence and delivery to Kenya.
In her eulogy, H.E. Mama Ngina Kenyatta said “I cherish the memory and joy that we, Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima and myself and others, met in the recent past and shared many stories together. I thank God for the privilege and honor to have known and shared the very challenging difficult period in our country during the colonial government, together with many others, including Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima, nyina wa thonjo.”
As a people, we thank God for all our Mau Mau shujaa freedom fighters, for their selflessness, dedication and commitment, who paid the ultimate price to enable us be where we are today.
Fare thee well and rest in peace, Mau Mau shujaa freedom fighter, Field Marshall Muthoni wa Kirima, nyina wa thonjo