[PHOTOS] Requiem held for Mzee David Waweru, KNCCI president's father

Mourners eulogised the late as a family man with great leadership.

In Summary

•In attendance was speaker of NA Justin Muturi and| Senate Ken Lusaka, ODM party leader Raila Odinga among other politicians.

•In his message of condolence, President Uhuru Kenyatta described Mzee Waweru as a respected elder whose wise counsel and leadership will be missed by the Kangemi ward community.

Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi.
Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

A memorial service for the late David Kamau Waweru was held on Tuesday at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi.

The late was the father to the President of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Richard Ngatia.

In attendance was speaker of NA Justin Muturi and| Senate Ken Lusaka, ODM party leader Raila Odinga among other politicians.

Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi
Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi
Image: .DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Mourners have described the late as a family man with great leadership.

In his message of condolence, President Uhuru Kenyatta described Mzee Waweru as a respected elder whose wise counsel and leadership will be missed by the Kangemi ward community.

"The people of Gichagi have lost a robust and dependable leader and elder whose wise counsel promoted harmony in the community," Uhuru said.

Leaders at the memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi
Leaders at the memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Mzee Wakamau was an accountant and a laboratory technologist.

He joined the public service in the 1960's starting in the tax department of the defunct East African Community.

Waweru later served as a researcher at the East African Industrial Research and Development Institute which is currently known as the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI).

He joined the University of Nairobi in 1977 where he served as a Chief Technologist until his retirement in 1997.

Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi
Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi.
Memorial service of the late David Kamau Waweru father to KNCCI president Richard Ngatia held at Kangemi High School grounds, Nairobi.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY