Drama unfold on Friday at the burial of former women representative Zainab Chidzuga when politicians walked out after they were denied chance to address the mourners.
It all started when former Cabinet Speaker and family spokesman Chirau Ali Makwere,was directed by the younger daughter of the deceased Mariam Chidzuga to only allow Agriculture principal secretary,Hamisi Boga to address the mourner.
His words irked political leaders led by Kwale governor, Salim Mvurya walk off in a huff after they were cut off the list of speakers at the funeral service.
Among other leaders who walked out in protest included, Land Cabinet Secretary, Gideon Mungaro,Kwale senator, Issa Boy, Lungalunga MP Khatib Mwashetani,Kinango Mp, Benjamin Tayaru and former Chief of Defense Gen. (Rtd) Samson Mwatethe.
The move was a result of the family shunning mud- slinging and other politics during the burial, hence, the need to bar all political comments and not to exploit the funeral for personal advantage as it was strictly in accordance with Islamic procedures.
“The burial of our late Hon.Zainab Chidzuga was strictly in accordance with the Islamic procedures. We, the family and relatives, did not allow speeches other than the HE The President’s condolence message and vote of thanks from family members,”Said Makwere.
The late Chidzuga died on August 12 while recieving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.