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Uhuru Marks Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s Death Anniversary in Private

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family marked Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s 42nd death anniversary on Saturday August 22.

However, this was the first time it was a private affair and Uhuru did not lay a wreath at his father’s grave.

Uhuru announced last year that the memorial service held for the country’s founding father would be the last.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s past memorial. Source: Twitter

He said the agreement was reached after consultations with the entire Kenyatta family.

“As President, I have consulted with the family of Mzee Kenyatta. We have agreed together that this is going to be the last celebration of 41 years of Mzee in this manner,” Uhuru revealed last year.

Last year’s memorial was held at the Holy Family Basilica.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died on August 22, 1978 in his sleep while at State House in Mombasa, Kenya.

His death sent shockwaves throughout the country 42 years ago today, with Kenyans mourning the fall of the country’s first ever president since independence in 1963.

The late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. Source: File

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