- The deputy President added that Ruto will lead the government in giving Mukami a befitting send off.
- The 96-year-old died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Nairobi after developing breathing difficulties.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Friday hosted the family of the late Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi at Harambee House Annex.
President William Ruto has delegated a team that will run the burial committee for the late field marshall Mukami Kimathi.
The national funeral committee will be chaired by Interior PS Raymond Omollo while the county level will be chaired by Nyandarua governor Moses Badilisha.
"In consultation with the family we have agreed that the funeral service will be held on May 13 at her home in Njabini, Nyandarua county," Rigathi Gachagua said.
The Deputy President added that Ruto will lead the government in giving Mukami a befitting send-off.
Mukami was the widow of freedom fighter, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi.
The 96-year-old died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Nairobi after developing breathing difficulties.
She passed away on Thursday night.
"The government has agreed to the request by the family of the late hero that all surviving freedom fighters will be accorded special recognition during the service," Gachagua added.
On Thursday, the DP regretted that freedom fighters have been living in poverty though they made immense contributions to the birth of the country.
"These are questions we will discuss. We need to look at how historical injustices need to be addressed," he said.
Accompanying the DP at Lee Funeral Home were Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria and Naivasha MP Jane Kihara.