RIP ADELAIDE

Boni Khalwale's wife succumbs to cancer

Khalwale said that mama Adelaide has been battling with cancer since 2003.

In Summary

• Adelaide Khalwale succumbed to cancer while receiving treatment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) cancer on Saturday morning.

• Before her demise, Adelaide worked at Masinde Muliro University as a secretary.

Ikolomani MP Benard Shinali condoles with former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale at Mukumu mission hospital mortuary where the body of Adelaide Khalwale lies on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Ikolomani MP Benard Shinali condoles with former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale at Mukumu mission hospital mortuary where the body of Adelaide Khalwale lies on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
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Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale's first wife Adelaide has died.

Adelaide Khalwale succumbed to cancer while receiving treatment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) cancer on Saturday morning.

Khalwale said that mama Adelaide has been battling with cancer since 2003.

Friends and relatives condole with Boni Khalwale at his home in Malinya-Ikolomani, Kakamega County on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Friends and relatives condole with Boni Khalwale at his home in Malinya-Ikolomani, Kakamega County on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
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She is survived with two sons and one daughter.

Before her demise, Adelaide worked at Masinde Muliro University as a secretary.

"May God rest her soul in eternal peace" Khalwale said.

Deputy President William Ruto led leaders in condoling with Khalwale and his family.

"Condolences to the family and friends of Hon Khalwale for the loss of your wife, Adelaide. Mama Adelaide was a pillar in your life, generous and kind. Thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. Rest in Peace," Ruto said.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said he learnt with deep sorrow and sadness the passing on of mama Adelaide.

"The late Adelaide was a loving and dependable wife and mother to her family and a dedicated public servant at Masinde Muliro University where she was a member of staff," he said.

"On behalf of my family and the entire Kakamega County, I send my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the late Adelaide and pray to God to give them the strength to bear her tragic loss."

The late Adelaide Khalwale Shikanga.
The late Adelaide Khalwale Shikanga.
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Bungoma Senator and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula sent his condolences through his Twitter handle.

 

"My heartfelt condolences to my brother Bonny Khalwale and his family following the loss of his first wife. May the good Lord rest her soul in eternal peace. Amen!" he said.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala said, "I have leant with deepest sorrow the passing on of Mama Adelaide Khalwale, wife of former Kakamega Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale. Accept my heartfelt condolences, that of my family and that of the great people of Kakamega County. Pole sana ndugu."