The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Sick Matiba Misses His Mum's Burial

Ailing political veteran Kenneth Matiba's misses mother's burial due to poor health. Political veteran and the multiparty democracy leader Kenneth Matiba Njindo yesterday missed the burial ceremony for her late mother.

The ailing political veteran was last seen in Murang'a when he had come to present his nomination in the run up to 2007 general election where he was eying for Kiharu parliamentary seat.

Matiba failure to attend the burial ceremony for his late mother Susan Wanjiku who died on Sunday raised questions on his health.

Thousands of mourners who had attended the burial had expected to see the political veteran and many were waiting to see him.

However many were shocked after a family member and Matiba's wife Edith Matiba said the former Mp could not make it due to his deteriorated health. However event turned out as a forum to raise Matiba's for his sacrifices he had to the country at the expense of his own life. The former MP is on record for opposing a single party democracy during the former president Daniel Moi era.

According to a family member George Gachugu Matiba was too weak to attend to attend the burial service at St John Kahuhia ACK church and only his wife Edith Matiba attended.

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