Nairobi News

NewsWhat's Hot

Kibaki, Mary Wambui in happy reunion at a funeral

Former President Mwai Kibaki appears to have buried the hatchet with Othaya MP Mary Wambui as the two attended a funeral in Othaya on Friday.

The retired President, who had campaigned viciously against Ms Wambui during the 2012 general election, appeared to be at ease at the funeral as he sat next to Ms Wambui.

Mr Kibaki adviced President Uhuru Kenyatta to listen to his opponents despite their differences.

Speaking in Kikuyu the former president said: “Even that person who does not like you, just listen to him, he might say a word which may be of help to you”.

Former President Mwai Kibaki introduces Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi (centre) during the burial of Anne Wakarima Wambugu, a sister to Othaya MP Mary Wambui (left), in Gatugi, Othaya on November 13, 2015. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI
Former President Mwai Kibaki introduces Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi (centre) during the burial of Anne Wakarima Wambugu, a sister to Othaya MP Mary Wambui (left), in Gatugi, Othaya on November 13, 2015. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI

Mr Kibaki also said: “If someone is not able or cannot serve the country diligently, they should just turn to God and pray for that person. This is how we shall even earn blessings. As Kenyans, we must fully commit ourselves to God and ask him to help us and listen to our prayers.”

Othaya MP Mary Wambui urged opposition leaders to give those in power a chance.

Ms Wambui said her sister, Anne Wakarima Wambugu, was always close to President Kibaki.

“My sister used to campaign for Kibaki. I know the retired president now feels pained by the loss,” said Ms Wambui.

The retired president spoke for about 13 minutes in Kikuyu and Kiswahili languages.