Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju is mourning the demise of his mother Mama Mary Odiyo Tuju.
Mama Mary passed away on the night of Wednesday, November 18, while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.
She died aged 87 years.
Leaders across the country including President Uhuru Kenyatta have sent his condolence to the family while regarding Mama Mary as a highly respected community leader.
The Head of State described Mama Mary as a strong matriarch who raised a successful family and prayed to God to grant the Tuju family solace and fortitude at this difficult period of mourning.
“Mama Mary was a known and highly respected community leader who believed in the virtues and benefits of education. Her belief that education was the foundation of life was the inspiration that led many from her community to pursue education, and become productive members of society.
“We will forever be grateful for the work she has done for our nation and for raising up a strong family which has continued to contribute to the socioeconomic transformation of our country,” the President stated.