Kimani Ngunjiri Reprimands Uhuru Over Mzee Kenyatta’s Grave

Prseident Uhuru Kenyatta and Margaret Kenyatta laying Flowers at Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's Grave
  • Bahati Member of Parliament, Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri, has reprimanded President Uhuru Kenyatta over reports that he wants to transfer the remains of the country’s first President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, to their Gatundu home.

    Through his Facebook page on Tuesday, August 24, Ngunjiri castigated the Head of State claiming that plans to transfer the remains of his father to Gatundu are misinformed and against national values.

    “I have seen you are organizing to remove your late father from the place he was buried, you want to take him home. I don’t know what your uncles and other people are telling you, they hate President Kenyatta. The late President Kenyatta is your father but he is owned by the country, he should remain where he is lying so that we can remember the freedom fighters who fought for this country,” stated the MP.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and Margaret Kenyatta laying Flowers at Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s Grave

    The founding President was buried in a crypt within the precincts of the National Parliament after his death on August 22, 1978.

    In 2019, during the 41st memorial service at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi, Uhuru announced the end of public commemoration of the death of the founding President.

    “As President, I have consulted the family of the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and we have agreed that this is going to be the last celebration of Mzee in this manner, we shall each celebrate him as we remember him,” Uhuru announced, noting that the family will onwards hold private commemorations.

    The outspoken legislator allied to Deputy President Ruto went ahead to accuse the President of dividing the country ahead of the 2022 polls, further blaming him of neglecting his constitutional and democratic duties.

    The lawmaker also told off the President for calling for the resignation of his Deputy, William Ruto, accusing him of creating a rift between them.

    He stated that the handshake ruined his relationship with the DP and that he (Uhuru) has since remained silent over the issue.

    “The problem we have was created by you, you have never told Murathe and those people to stop abusing the Deputy President. The problem lies with you,” he insisted.

    Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri speaking during his mother's funeral service in Nakuru on December 1, 2020
    Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri speaking during his mother’s funeral service in Nakuru on December 1, 2020