A 120-year-old grandma from Mpeketoni, Lamu County had died leaving behind a generation of over 300 people.
Leah Wangui Gitau is said to have left behind 7 children, 63 grandchildren, 250 great grandchildren, 184 great-great grandchildren and 45 great-great-great grandchildren.
Born in January 1, 1902, Wangui was a mother of 16 children; 14 daughters and 2 sons – 9 of whom have died.
According to her 65-year-old last born daughter, their matriarch died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday night, February 20.
“Recently we observed she was too sleepy and her appetite had reduced. She was a strong woman. We than God for all the years He enabled us to stay and enjoy life with our mother,” Esther Karua.
At 119 years old, Japan’s Kane Tanaka is officially the oldest person in the world having lived through both World War 1 and 2.
Tanaka, who was born in 1903, celebrated her birthday on 2 January.
When she celebrated her birthday, she indicated that she wants to extend her record by another year and live to 120.
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