Mama Ngina's Plea to Uhuru Over Father's Debts Pays Off

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mama Ngina Kenyatta at a past state function. On Tuesday, January 14, the president issued title deed to his father's favourite dance group File
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta disclosed how his mother, Mama Ngina, constantly called him with requests to pay off his father's (Mzee Jomo Kenyatta) debts.

    The president was speaking in Nakuru when he kickstarted the issuance of over 40,000 title deeds to area residents, on Tuesday, January 14. 

    State House reported that Uhuru personally issued titles deeds to the remaining members and descendants of Nyakinyua dancers from Kiambogo and Solai areas.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoys a light moment with a Nyakinyua dancer in Nakuru County on Tuesday, January 14
    President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoys a light moment with a member of Nyakinyua dancers in Nakuru County on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    The Standard further reported that Uhuru apologised to the dancers, famed for entertaining the founding father, for having to wait for long.

    "There is one woman of your age who has always been on my neck reminding me of you Nyakinyua. I know you know whom I'm referring to. Those of you who speak to her, tell her the promise has been fulfilled. I am sure that the debt is now repaid," Uhuru affirmed, referring to Mama Ngina.

    "You were a favourite group of my father. I am glad that was made over 40 years ago. It is a special day for me. Forgive the governments that came before me. Better late than never," he apologised.

    He further disclosed that the deeds were processed over four months ago but he insisted on personally delivering them. 

    The president added that the issuance of the title deeds was a celebration of the country's freedom fighters and directed the Ministry of Lands to waive all charges on the documents issued to the group.

    "I will come back after two or three weeks and ensure my directives have been adhered to," Uhuru affirmed. 

    The president was accompanied by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (r) with Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui in Nakuru County on Tuesday, January 14, as they kickstarted issuance of title deeds to Nakuru residents
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with Governor Lee Kinyanjui in Nakuru County on Tuesday, January 14, as they kickstarted the issuance of title deeds to Nakuru residents
    The Naykinyua Dancers famed for entertaining founding father Jomo Kenyatta
    The Nyakinyua Dancers famed for entertaining founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta