Senior government employee mourned

Mama Wambeere Mwaniki ,the mother of Josephine Wambui in a pensive mood as she left Rukenya Anglican church Kabare Ward Kirinyaga East Sub-County last Friday after the funeral service of the daughter last Friday .She was a senior Civil servant at the ministry of foreign affairs prior to her demise aged 56

Friends and relatives of a senior Government employee Josephine Wanjiru  have  mourned her demise after a battle with stomach cancer.

Wanjiru who was laid to rest at her father’s rural Rukenya  home on Friday was until her demise a senior employee  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

A battery of youthful Women Ambassadors and   former colleagues attended the burial ceremony held at Rukenya Anglican  church and presided  over by  Canon Dr Moses Mwangi .

Born 56  years ago to Mwaniki Thuo and Wambere Mwaniki , the later Wanjiru rose the ranks from a High School Teacher  to a senior officer  at the TSC .

She would then  through her hand work proceed to head the Wellness and HIV  Unit at the Foreign Affairs  , a position she retained until her sudden demise a week ago.

Speaker  after speaker eulogized  her as a  humble and dedicated worker who despite her senior position related to  all cordially .

In his sermon, Canon Mwangi  told the mourners how the deceased  had at one point assisted his ailing  daughter until she got  to her senses .

The Priest however said  although it was an electioneering period , politicians who attended the funeral service would only be allowed to wave at the mourners and  no  speeches .

And true  to  his Solomonic ruling not even Wanjiru’s uncle Joseph Ndathi  who is vying for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat addressed the mourners .

But Ndathi who was the master of the ceremony by virtue  of the family tie maintained the highest degree of discipline  by not invoking any political rhetoric or overtones  in the  process despite the glaring advantage .

Apparently it was only Ndathi and Wangui Ngirici who is also a gubernatorial candidate were present and they both  obeyed  to the request by the Priest

The deceased is survived by two children Dennis Gitu and Phoebe Wambeere  who were assured by the larger Mwaniki and their mother’s fraternity of full support despite the demise of their loving mum.

Pall bearers carrying the casket containing the remains of Josephine Wanjiru who was a senior Civil servant at the ministry of foreign affairs prior to her demise during her burial ceremony at Rukenya Anglican church last friday


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