President Kenyatta described Mama Ciarùnji as a person of great integrity who lived a life of single-minded service to her family, the community and the nation.
“In the fullness of time, she brought up a distinguished family. Her family members, among them our National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, emulated her rectitude and have continued to serve this nation with distinction,” the President said in his message of condolence.
The President stated Mama Virginia will be remembered for the roles she played at Kanyuambora Anglican Church and in the community, adding that her wise counsel, guidance and leadership will be missed by many.
“In this hour of sorrow, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the late Mama Virginia Ciarùnji Njoka’s family, relatives and friends.
“It is my prayer that fond memories of her life will fill the void she has left and help you overcome the sadness and pain occasioned by her departure,” President Kenyatta added.
The Head of State noted that Mama Ciarùnji’s inspirational life will remain a great legacy to her family and many others who knew her.
Through his social media, Speaker Muturi eulogized his mother, celebrating her life and hoping to meet again.
"They called you Virginia Ciarùnji Njoka. I called you mom. You shaped us. You loved us. You were special to me. Nobody can fill your void. Fare thee well, say hello to papa! Till we meet again, on that bright morning," he wrote on Saturday.
Majority leader Aden Duale sent his condolence message stating: "My condolences to my Boss, friend Hon. @SpeakerJBMuturi and his entire family following the demise of his mum. She was a beautiful woman in her personality, integrity, and actions. May the Almighty God rest her soul in eternal peace."