It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I mourn the passing on of our revered hero, Mau Mau freedom fighter Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi.
I join our President H.E William Samoei Ruto, her family and the Nation in mourning a woman of steel, selfless and kind hearted.
As one of the Mau Mau fighters, alongside her husband Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, she demonstrated her love for the nation when she took part in the war against the white colonialists, from the forest, to liberate Kenya.
We live to celebrate her indelible legacy and that of other freedom fighters who shed blood for the freedom we enjoy today.
Mukami was a symbol of defiance, mother of the struggle for independence.
We are greatly indebted to her valour and grit.
She remains an inspiring figure to those of us in leadership.
Rest well Field Marshal Mukami, mother of our struggle.