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.
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.