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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen in mourning

Elgeyo Marakwet County Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is in mourning following the death of his grandmother.

The ardent Deputy President William Ruto supporter is mourning the death of Gladys Gathoni Gathenya a grandmother from his wife’s side.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the sad Murkomen stated that the granny passed on after nearly a century of service to God the almighty, and the humanity.

Thanking her for everything, the vocal legislator went ahead to detail her life through the great depression, colonialism, world war two to independence, and the four Kenyan Presidents.

He also relayed her love for the people and especially his family especially the grand and the great-grandchildren.

Murkomen also praised her strong will in all the faces of life, as she departs to be with her maker.

Our dear grandma, Gladys Gathoni Gathenya has gone home to heaven. After nearly 100 years of service to God & humanity, she has taken a rest.

 My wife was named after her & for that reason, she called me her husband. She was such a close friend of my wife & extended the same to my family

She lived through Great Depression, colonialism,2nd World War, the Mau Mau uprising & the fight for independence.

She saw Kenya through the Presidency of Mzee Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki & almost completed the Jubillee administration. She was a very strong-willed woman who suffered no fools gladly.

She didn’t quite like taking pictures, but I always got away with it. I would even do videos & selfies with her. She was in love with her great-grandchildren & knew them by name. Thank you for everything. We will miss you dearly. Fare thee well cũcũ,” said Kipchumba Murkomen.

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