Police Boss Honors Wife in Emotional Farewell

  • Kiganjo Police Service College commandant King'ori Mwangi on Saturday honored his wife Mercy Wangiri in an emotional tribute after she succumbed to cancer.

    During the burial ceremony held at Ndugamano Primary, Tetu, Nyeri County, the police boss recounted how his wife waited for 3 years before he could afford a ring.

    Kingori told the mourners that his wife had agreed to marry him without a ring since he could not afford one immediately.

    "You tolerated me when I lived in servants quarters that had no toilet, which forced us to trek 3 long kilometres to the nearest bar just to empty our bowels," the police boss recounted.

    The program for Mercy Wangiri King'ori's funeral service

    King'ori further eulogized his wife as a supportive partner, his best friend and adviser since their first meeting in 1985.

    To signify the intimacy of the sendoff ceremony, the eulogy was neither printed in the days program, nor was it read during the service as is the norm with family and friends recounting their times with the deceased.

    The family equally barred photography including by journalist while politicians in attendance were only allowed to give brief condolence messages devoid of politics.

    The event was attended by a host of senior police bosses including DCI director George Kinoti and head of Flying Squad Musa Yego.

    Youth CAS Rachel Shebesh, KANU Secretary-General Nick Salat, MPs Peter Mwathi (Limuru), Ngunjiri Wambugu (Nyeri Town), Mwangi Gichuhi (Tetu) and Kanini Kega (Kieni) were among the leaders who attended the ceremony.

    Kiganjo Police Service College commandant King'ori Mwangi with DCI director George Kinoti

    At her demise, Mrs King'ori was a teacher at Nyeri National Polytechnic having formerly specialized as a high school agriculture teacher.