Mama Victoria Mercy Nyaithiru, the mother of the Supreme Court of Kenya judge Njoki Ndungu has been cremated in the US.
Her remains were incinerated in a private ceremony held on Thursday in Utica, New York while a memorial service was held virtually on Saturday.
Mama Nyaithiru succumbed to cancer in New York on Sunday, November 15th.
In a message of condolence to the family, relatives, and friends, President Kenyatta described Mama Nyaithiru as a kind and hardworking woman who raised an outstanding family.
“Mama Victoria Nyaithiru was a God-fearing woman who believed that ultimately all good things are the result of a life of honesty, faith, and hard work,” said Uhuru.
Kenyatta added that the deceased’s reputation can be seen in her children’s contribution to Kenya’s socio-economic transformation.
“She loved her family and was fiercely protective of her children, raising them on a value-based upbringing which is reflected in their successful lives.”
“Certainly we can see the fruits of her keen parenting through her children some of whom are prominent leaders of our times,” he added.