The President – who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta – spoke when he joined family, relatives, friends and other mourners for the funeral service of the late Mama Norma Florienta at Kitisuru in Nairobi.
“As we have all heard, she was a wonderful human being and we can testify to that fact. Mama Norma Kanja lived her life well and has left an enduring legacy which should be emulated,” President Kenyatta said.
He consoled the bereaved family, saying: “We stand in solidarity with you during this trying and difficult time of mourning. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.”
Mama Norma Kanja, 83, was mother-in-law to President Kenyatta’s younger brother, Muhoho.
Other mourners eulogized Mama Norma Florienta as a forthright, diligent, consummate entrepreneur, valiant, strong-willed and deeply spiritual person who lifted the lives of those who interacted with her.
The funeral service was conducted by Father Stephen Mwaria Mukami of St. Austin Catholic Church who also delivered the sermon.