• His mother was called Emily Ayoti Kubasu, a track legend who won medals in the 100-meter sprint for Kenya in the 60's and 70's.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja last night attended a fundraiser for the Nairobi Book Bunk, where the McMillan Memorial Library will be transformed into an inclusive and accessible public library
The initiative moved the Governor so much especially when they spoke extensively about his mother.
His mother was called Emily Ayoti Kubasu, a track legend who won medals in the 100-meter sprint for Kenya in the 60's and 70's.
"Thank you for the amazing gift of my mum's story from the 1971 archives. That was quite touching and will be forever cherished ❤️May God bless you as you continue making a mark in the lives of Nairobians," he captioned a note about the gala.
In 2021, Sakaja spoke to Churchill during the show about his mother who was a government officer at the prison services. He said his mum died when he was very young.
"My mum used to work in government, she died in 1994. I was nine years, but we continued staying in government quarters. But in 1997, we had to move," he said.
Sakaja recalls the wonderful lady his mother was, saying she was a champion. Adding,
"Oh, my mum. My mum was a champion. She died very young, she was 41. At that time, she was one of the seniormost ladies in the prison service at Langata Women's."
She was Kenya's fastest runner. In 1971, she was the East African champion in the 200m race.
The book bunk has been collecting views from Kenyans about its plans unveiling the proposed renovation plans.
"The relevant bodies approved the proposed restoration plans for McMillan Memorial Library in October 2023, and we aim to begin this work in 2024," the organization members revealed.
Photographic works by some of Kenya’s leading photographers like Mutua Matheka, Paul Munene, Bill Muganda, and Lyra Aoko were part of a curated art auction.
Singer Atemi performed for the night.