1 May 2014

Kenya: Lancaster Icon Laid to Rest in Tana

Leaders from Tana River county have urged residents to maintain peace. Tana River Governor Hussein Dado, Bura MP Ali Wario and women's representative Halima Ware were speaking at the funeral of Mzee Hilobe Dhube.

They were speaking at Maramtu location in Bura constituency yesterday. Dado said the residents should live peacefully as a show of respect to Dhube. Dhube was part of the delegation that drafted the old constitution in Lancaster in Britain in the 1960s.

The leaders praised Dhube for his efforts to pacify warring communities. Wario said Dhube pushed for lasting peace while he was a senior chief. The leaders said Dhube's death should be a unifying factor to the local communities. Dube, who hails from the Orma community, died aged 106.

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