Former First Lady Mama Lucy Kibaki has died while undergoing treatment at a London Hospital. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement saying that Mama Lucy had been unwell for over a month.
In a statement, the President said that Mama Lucy passed away at Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.
“Her Excellency has been unwell for the last one month and has been receiving treatment here in Kenya and subsequently in the United Kingdom,” read the statement.
“Her Excellency will be remembered for her immense contribution in the development of our country. Especially notable was Her Excellency’s virtues of leadership and commitment to improving the wellbeing of the ordinary Kenyans, in particular her focus on tackling HIV/AIDS, which will remain an inspiration to many,” further read the statement.
According to the statement, funeral arrangements will be announced later.
“On behalf of all Kenyans and my Government, I convey heartfelt condolences and encouragement to His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, family and friends,” read the statement.