President Kenyatta mourns former Nairobi Mayor
NAIROBI, 14 Sept 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Nairobi Mayor Samuel Wainaina Mbugua, describing him as a great leader who had a clear vision for the growth and development of the city into a vibrant social and economic hub.
President Kenyatta said the late Mbugua’s patriotism enable him to implement projects that have continued to benefit citizens long after he left active politics.
The President credited the ex-Mayor, who was father to former Nairobi Women Rep Rachel Shebesh, with the establishment of some of the early city housing estates in the Eastlands area among other infrastructure projects.
“In this hour of great sorrow and grief, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family,” the President said in a message of condolence.
The former Mayor died on Wednesday while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital.
“As we mourn and pay homage to this visionary leader, let us also celebrate his life and achievements,” President Kenyatta said.
President Kenyatta observed that the former Mayor was also a person of enormous influence, saying his wise counsel and guidance will be missed by many.