Former Gatanga MP, Peter Kenneth, moved the crowd with his beautifully drafted tribute to his mother, Rahab Wambui.
In the detailed script that was read by UNCTAD Sec Gen, Mukhisa Kituyi, the witty businessman cum politician sent emotions high with his acute reminiscing of past moments with his mother.
Kenneth cited a number of specific events and things that he would live to remember.
The ex-gubernatorial contestant narrated how his mother made him skip Alliance High School for Starehe Boys Centre.
"I applied for Alliance, and I was called there, but my mother refused and told me that Starehe Boys was the school I would go to. She did all she could and I joined that school," the letter read.
He also penned how his mother secured him his first job at a local bank. When the late Wambui saw that her son was jobless after clearing his A levels, and could not join campus due to the chaos brought by the attempted coup of 1982, she called her friend who worked at a bank and ensured that Kenneth got the job.
Again, he narrated that he would forever thank his mother for the discipline she enforced on all of her children
"My mother was a disciplinarian, whenever she received our report cards, we knew that she was expecting improvement and nothing else, at some point I believed she grew her nails just to pinch our thighs," he narrated.
He gave details on how his mother smoothed his path into politics by encouraging him to get involved in developmental projects in Kirwara village, in Gatanga Constituency.
"She was ever welcoming to so many people, she cooked them food and gently led me to believe in working for the betterment of the people. This way, I got myself actively into numerous projects and finally settled on elective posts," he noted.
The former legislator sent the entire crowd into laughter by his narrative on how his mother's move to the upcountry cost him many girlfriends.
"In the 1980s, mom moved to this village (Kirwara) and I had to visit her on several weekends, something that cost me many girlfriends," he jokingly penned.
These were spoken of during the burial service of his mother, who succumbed in Nairobi Hospital last Thursday aged 84.
The burial service was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege and Murang'a Governor, Mwangi Wa Iria among others.
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