DP Gachagua aids Dedan Kimathi’s wife held up with unpaid hospital bill
Deputy President Gachagua has expressed his sorrow over the illness of Mukami, the wife of the late Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri, and a revered figure in Kenya’s struggle for independence.
Gachagua revealed in a statement early on Sunday that he was informed of Mukami’s condition while on a working tour in Nyanza with President William Ruto.
“I am saddened that Mukami, the wife of the hero of our freedom struggle Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri, has been ill and admitted at a Hospital in Nairobi,” said Gachagua.
On January 5, the former freedom fighter presented with symptoms of pneumonia and was taken into a Nairobi hospital.
Mukami was treated, but was kept in the hospital because there was a KES 1 million unpaid medical bill.
Gachagua acted after receiving a public plea from her family for help in obtaining the funds.
Embakasi Central MP, Benjamin Gathiru, also known as Major Donk, has been tasked by the Deputy President to investigate the matter and take swift action to secure Mukami’s discharge from the hospital.
Gachagua added that he will personally visit Mukami when he gets back to Nairobi later today to monitor her progress and consider any potential interventions that could improve her quality of life.
“On my return to Nairobi later today, I will make time to visit our mother to check on her progress and assess possible interventions to make her life more comfortable,” Gachagua added.
In his statement, Gachagua wished Mukami a quick recovery and expressed his hopes for her good health.