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Dr.  Malombe’s departed wife laid to rest 

 

Requiem Mass and burial ceremony for the late Edith Mawia Malombe was held Friday at the Kitui Showgrounds. 

 

The deceased was the wife to the former Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Makau Malombe. 

 

 Religious and political leaders who attended the funeral ceremony eulogized the late Edith as a prayer warrior, who has been a pillar of strength to the former Governor.

 

On behalf of the National Government, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Keriako Tobiko, conveyed a message of condolences to the family and promised that the National Government will plant trees in Kitui in honor of mama Edith.

 

  Tobiko further observed that Kitui has been the backbone to restore water towers through strong men and women like Dr. Isaac Kalua, the founder of Green Africa Foundation and also Dr. Malombe who is currently working at the Kenya water towers.

 

“My Office will in near future plant trees in Kitui County in honour of Madam Edith in a bid to conserve the environment since the deceased loved the environment,” Tobiko said. 

Kitui Governor, Charity Kaluki Ngilu,, CS Keriako Tobiko (at the centre) and Makueni Governor, Kivutha Kibwana

 

The ministry of Environment and Forestry PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo who was also present called upon all the Kitui residents to be stewards of the environment and be at the forefront in conserving it.

 

Dr. Malombe eulogized his late wife as the woman who stood with him, even though the worst moments.

 

“You were my Principal Advisor, who coordinated all my legal matters and you willingly supported me in my politics and indeed you’re the one who made me called by the people of Kitui ‘Kyuma’ meaning a tried and tested iron man, who could be trusted in leadership by the people of Kitui County,” said Malombe. 

 

He promised to continue with the noble and charity work his late wife had started doing through her initiative ‘Kyeni Foundation,’ where she sourced her funds from non-governmental organizational and in return help local community. 

 

Through her foundation, she distributed shoes to primary schools in Kitui and also distributed sanitary pads to primary and secondary girls.  

 

Her three children described her as a strong woman who always gave them courage and motivation to stand every obstacle in their life.

 

 

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