Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Condolence messages as Kenya's former first lady Lucy Kibaki dies in London hospital

Former First lady Lucy Kibaki. PHOTO/FILE

Kenyans are already reacting on Twitter to President Uhuru Kenyatta's announcement that the former first lady Lucy Kibaki, the wife of former President Mwai Kibaki,  has died in hospital in London. 

The country's foreign minister, Amina Mohammed wrote on Twitter, 
Heartfelt condolences on the passing on of former First Lady Lucy Kibaki. We have lost, as a country, an astute defender of women rights.

The Ugandan government  has also expressed its sympathy:

Lucy, wife of former president Mwai Kibaki, was first admitted to the Nairobi Hospital Intensive Care Unit after falling ill last month.

Sources said the former first lady fell ill at her home in Muthaiga, Nairobi.