Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui condoled with Keroche Breweries bosses as they laid their last born daughter to rest.
Tecra Wangari Muigai the Keroche heiress was laid to rest in her parents’ home in Karai Naivasha on Saturday 16, May 2020.
Tecra as she was popularly known was the daughter of Keroche CEO Tabitha Karanja and Joseph Karanja the company’s chairman.
On the death, Raila likened the loss of Wangari to that of his son Fidel Odinga five years ago terming this as the most difficult moment for him and the family.
“It’s very painful for a parent to loose a child and I take this opportunity to condole with the family as this very painful and difficult times,” he said.
There was light moment when Raila told the mourners that the BBI had not stopped but was on half time and would continue once the COVID-19 crisis was over.
“Reggae has not stopped as some people want to believe and we shall definitely hit the ground running after we manage to contain this pandemic,” he said.
On his part, Governor Kinyajui promised the county support towards Keroche Breweries terming the investment as the pride of area residents.
The Governor noted that the move to antagonize local investors was not auguring well with potential investors keen to put up factories in the country.
“We shall stand with the Karanjas at this hard times when all forces are unfairly targeting them for ulterior motives and I say pole sana for the loss of your daughter,” he said.
Others who spoke were former chairperson Maendeleo ya Wanawake Zipporah Kittony who a read a tribute describing the late as a darling of the family.
Others who attended the burial were Senators James Orengo and Moses Wetangula, Mps Jane Kihara, Moses Kuria, Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris and NARC-K leader Martha Karua among other dignitaries.
The Star/ Antony Gitonga