Peter Kenneth reveals what was ailing his late mother

Peter Kenneth lost his mother Ms. Rahab Wambui who died at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on Thursday morning last week.

Many wondered what had happened to the politician’s mother? Family sources said she had been at the Intensive Care Unit since November 2018 and had been confined to a wheelchair for the last 10 years.

Why had she been confined to a wheelchair for 10 years? Yesterday, Peter Kenneth explained what had been ailing his mother, saying that his mother, 84, suffered a stroke on July 23, 2003, at her Gatanga home.

Mom was a staunch PCEA member and so when I got a call about her condition, they told me that we should meet at Kikuyu PCEA hospital. After some time, I took her to Nairobi Hospital before bringing her at home here.

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Peter Kenneth at a past event

Raphael Tuju revealed that an ICU unit had been installed at Kenneth’s Loresho home for his mother Rahab Wambui Muhuni to monitor how she fared.

Four nurses and a team of doctors attended to Rahab on a daily basis. The nurses lived with the family.

“Kenneth did to his mother what any responsible and loving son would do to his parent. This is exactly what I did to my father,” Tuju said in a tribute during a memorial service at the former Gatanga MP’s home.

Tuju also divulged that he had done the same thing for his own father. He said;

My father was sick for over 26 years. I did exactly the same thing – hired nurses and doctors to care for him at home where I established a special ICU just for him, complete with machines needed.

Nominated MP Maina Kamanda said Kenneth always had time for his mother despite his busy political office.

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Kenyan sports personalities who turned into politicians (photos)

Every aspiring legislator must have an interest in a completely different discipline which they use as a springboard when pursuing elective posts.

Some of these platforms include music, charity and even sports. In Kenya there are a number of top politicians who happened to be professional sports personalities before diving into politics.

1. Wilson Korir

32-year old Korir a long distance runner, is the current Member of Parliament for Cherangany Constituency elected in March 2013 general elections.

Korir, who doubles up as an athlete and a politician, is the 2012 Boston Marathon winner as well as two time Los Angeles Marathon in 2009 and 2010, where he became the first back-to-back winner there in eight.

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2. Raila Odinga

Former prime minister, Raila Odinga once played as a midfielder for Gor Mahia which was then known as Luo union football club. Raila Odinga popularly known as RAO is an Arsenal die hard fan.

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3. Peter Kenneth

Peter Kenneth is a Kenyan politician who served as member of parliament for Gatanga constituency for a decade.

Kenneth was a goalkeeper when he was still in school and he even went on to play for former Kenya Premier League side Reunion FC.

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49-year-old Peter Kenneth, once led the then Kenyan Football Federation (KFF) from 1996 to 2000. Kenneth also served in the ministry of planning and national development.

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4. Daniel Wanyama

Wanyama is a Veteran international volleyball player and former long-serving national team captain. According to News24,  Wanyama won the Webuye West parliamentary seat during his second attempt by trouncing his rival after commanding 11,145 votes against his closest rival’s 10,176.

Dan Wanyama giving the other contestants a run for their money during inter parliamentary competitions
Dan Wanyama giving the other contestants a run for their money during inter parliamentary competitions

Popularly known as “Amboseli” during his heyday, Wanyama turned out for Kenya Airways and Co-operative Bank teams at club level and was also the overall team captain for the Kenyan contingent to the 1999.

All Africa Games in Johannesburg, South Africa before he later joined sports management as Secretary General of the Kenya volleyball Federation.

5. Gideon Moi

Gideon Moi, who is the youngest son of Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, has served in the senate, representing Baringo County since 2013 general election.

Moi, who is a professional polo player, made history when he became one of the first African players in the Kenya Polo Association.

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Matiba marks 72nd birthday

Veteran political activist Kenneth Matiba on Thursday celebrated his 72nd birthday at his Diani home in Mombasa.

Peter Kenneth visited Matiba on the day, terming the time spent with him a reminder of the effects of Kenya’s troublesome political past.

“Today, I had the honour of spending some time with Hon. and Mrs. Kenneth. S.N. Matiba in Diani, Mombasa. A stark reminder of our dark political past and what it did to one of Kenya’s most illustrious sons,” Kenneth posted on his Facebook page.

Charles Njonjo and other family friends were also present.

Due to his political activism, Matiba was held at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison without trial during Moi’s time as president.

He was denied medical attention and suffered a stroke as a result. He now rests at his Mombasa home in ill health with his wife Edith.