Former K24 news anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga penned an emotional message to mourn her mum, former Kwale Woma Representative Zainab Kwale.
The former Kwale MP took her final bow on Thursday, August 12 while receiving treatment in a Nairobi hospital.
In her tribute, Mwanaisha detailed what her departed mum meant to her, further thanking Allah for the time she was alive.
“Tulikupenda mammy, lakini Mola amekupenda zaidi. I’m so grateful to Allah for giving me and my siblings the gift of calling you mama. Till we meet again rest in power,” wrote Mwanaisha.
The media personality also highlighted her mother’s milestones while she was alive, noting that she was staunch defender of women and the youth.
“Hon. Zainab Kalekye Chidzuga was born 65 years ago in 1956. Through out her life she was a champion of community- centered empowerment with an unashamed bias to women and youth
“She was a community leader and actively contributed to the women’s movement at local, national and international levels through the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization,” part of the message reads.
Further, Mwanaisha detailed her mother’s political career and some of the officers she served in.
“She served in the National Assembly 2013-2017 as a County Member of Parliament representing Kwale county. During her tenure in Parliament she steadfastly championed the revival of rural economies, advanced the economic empowerment of the least advantaged in society especially the youth, women and people living with disabilities
“She served as a member in several public sector boards amongst them the National Irrigation Board, Coast Water services board and at the time of her death, the Special Economic Zone s Authority board. Throughout her life she was a peacemaker, role model, mentor, and mother to many earning her the deserved title of mama kwale County,” the statement adds.
Finally, the journalist said her mother lived a healthy and fulfilled life until July this year when she fell ill, adding that she is survived by seven children and 22 grandchildren.
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“Hon. Chidzuga lived a healthy and fulfilled life until mid July 2021 when she fell ill and succumbed on 12/Aug/2021. She is survived by 7 children and 22 grandchildren. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ileihi Rajiun. From Allah we came and into Him we shall return,” the statement concludes.
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