IP MAMA MARY

(PHOTOS) Requiem mass for Tuju’s mother held at All Saints Cathedral ahead of her burial

Mama Mary will be laid to rest tomorrow in Rarieda Constituency, Siaya County.

In Summary

• Mama Mary, 87, passed on at Karen Hospital at 8.30pm on Wednesday last week after being on life support for 56 days.

• Several leaders including JP Vice-Chairperson David Murathe attended the service on Friday.

Family of Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju gather for prayers at All Saints Cathedral during her requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
Family of Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju gather for prayers at All Saints Cathedral during her requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
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The family and friends of the later Mama Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju, the mother to Jubilee Party secretary-general Raphael Tuju has been held at All Saints Cathedral church.

The body of the late Mama Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju during her requiem mass at All Saints Cathedral Church on 26, November 2021.
The body of the late Mama Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju during her requiem mass at All Saints Cathedral Church on 26, November 2021.
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Several leaders including JP Vice-Chairperson David Murathe attended the service on Friday.

Family of Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju gather for prayers at All Saints Cathedral during her requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
Family of Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju gather for prayers at All Saints Cathedral during her requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
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Mama Mary Goretti will be laid to rest on Saturday in Rarieda Constituency, Siaya County, and various family friends as well politicians are expected to attend.

Family of Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju at All Saints Cathedral during her requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
Family of Mary Goretti Ogola Odiyo Tuju at All Saints Cathedral during her requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
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Mama Mary, 87, passed on at Karen Hospital at 8.30pm on Wednesday last week after being on life support for 56 days.

Jubilee Party Vice Chairperson David Murathe at All Saints Cathedral during Mama Mary's requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
Jubilee Party Vice Chairperson David Murathe at All Saints Cathedral during Mama Mary's requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
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The family described Mama Mary as its matriarch.

“The family thanks the great team of doctors and nurses from Karen Hospital who took care of her excellently,” it said.

“Mama passed on peacefully at 8.30pm on Wednesday surrounded by some members of her family,” the family said.

Sports CS Amina Mohamed at All Saints Cathedral during Mama Mary's requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
Sports CS Amina Mohamed at All Saints Cathedral during Mama Mary's requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the leaders who eulogised Mama Mary, saying that she was a hardworking community leader and elder who greatly valued and supported education as the foundation of life.

“Mama Mary was a known and highly respected community leader who believed in the virtues and benefits of education,” the President said.

Public Service and Gender CS Margret Kobia at All Saints Cathedral during Mama Mary's requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
Public Service and Gender CS Margret Kobia at All Saints Cathedral during Mama Mary's requiem mass on 26, November 2021.
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Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju acknowledge greeting during her mother’s requiem mass at Aall Saints Cathedral Church in Nairobi on 26, November 2021.
Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju acknowledge greeting during her mother’s requiem mass at Aall Saints Cathedral Church in Nairobi on 26, November 2021.
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