First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today joined relatives and friends of the greater Kiereini family during the memorial service of their son, the late Githae Kiereini.
The deceased was son to the former Head of Civil Service, Jeremiah Kiereini and Mrs Eunice Muringo Kiereini, former Chief Nursing Officer of Kenya.
The 43-year old Githae died suddenly at his Karen home on April 2 and his body cremated a few days later.
The memorial service was attended by hundreds of relatives, friends, business people and top government officials led by Attorney General Githu Muigai.
The late Githae, a graduate of Bristol University in the United Kingdom, was a banker by profession and until his death served as the Head of Communications with Liberty Life Assurance Kenya.
In his message of condolence read by the First Lady during the memorial service at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the death of a loved ones, especially family and in particular children is hard and extremely painful.
“As we remember, honor and pay our last respects to your beloved son, Githae, we pray that the love of God will console, comfort, strengthen and grant you fortitude throughout this difficult period and in the days and years to come”,said the president on behalf of the First Family.
Former Constitutional Affairs Minister Charles Njonjo (who was the godfather to the deceased) and retired ACK Bishop Emeritus Rev. Peter Njenga (who delivered the homily) said it was saddening to “lose a child “ at his prime age.
“It’s sad to lose a child so young before age 45. The agony, the loss and the pain are really deep”, said Bishop Njenga.