Retired president Uhuru Kenyatta and former First Lady Margaret Kenyatta yesterday joined family and friends during a requiem mass of the late Popsy Bastiana D’Souza Getonga, wife to Alfred Gitonga who served as the personal assistant to the former president, the late Mwai Kibaki.
The mass was held at St. Austin’s Catholic Church in Nairobi.
Until her demise, D’Souza was the Seychelles Tourism Ambassador and a successful Nairobi tour and travel operator whose business acumen was greatly admired in the tourism and hospitality industry.
D’Souza, popularly called Popsy, was eulogized and celebrated by her family and friends as a warm and passionate person who breathed energy into her environment.
Uhuru, who nostalgically reminisced their friendship years from back in Amherst College, Massachusetts, together with her husband Alfred and their peers, eulogized Popsy as a loyal and faithful friend who never shied from speaking her mind.
He described her as one who touched the lives of many in different ways.
Other leaders who paid their glowing tributes included The Seychelles President Wavel Ramakalawan, whose condolence was read by a government representative and who eulogized the deceased as one who dispensed her duties diligently and with great enthusiasm.