aturday, April 2, 2021 -Burial service for the late Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange will strictly be attended by only 50 individuals. Family has directed.
According to the family spokesman, only six MPS who will include Speaker Justine Muturi and Majority leader Amos Kimunya will be allowed to physically attend the Saturday April 3 event as the rest of the MPs to follow the service from the comfort of the sofa sets at home.
“Other Members of Parliament and politicians kindly rest and watch from your homes because we will be arranging a special public memorial for the late Koinange when normalcy resumes,” a family spokesman stated on Friday.
The late Koinange, cousin to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Citizen Tv news anchor Jeff Koinage of JKL Show died from Covid-19 at Nairobi Hospital where he had been taken ill a week ago.
According to the family, their late kin’s health turned delicate with time hence his death.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family and residents of Kiambaa Constituency following the death of MP Paul Koinange. Hon Koinange passed away Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment.
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It is yet to be made clear if President Uhuru Kenyatta will be among the State officials who will be attending his final send off but he had earlier mourned the late as a dependable leader whose leadership centered on unity.
“The cruel hand of death has robbed us of a steadfast leader. A leader and gentleman whose undivided focus was the peace, stability and progress of our country.
“Through the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security where he was the Chairperson, Hon Koinange advanced legislation and policy interventions that sought to create a peaceful, stable and tranquil nation,” the President mourned.
Kenyatta would then ask the family and the rest of Kiambaa Constituency residents to remain strong during this difficult time of mourning.