- Category: Ambassador Pamela Mboya
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President Mwai Kibaki was today among hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral service for the late Pamela Mboya at the Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi.
Addressing mourners, President Kibaki said the late Pamela was a symbol of resilience, and has left behind a legacy of dedication to service of the nation.
In this regard, the President called on Kenyans to emulate the late Pamela by serving their country with selfless devotion in their various capacities.
“As Kenyans, we should keep up her working spirit through commitment to duty to improve on the living conditions in the Country,” the Head of State said.
President Kibaki observed that Mrs. Mboya had followed the example of her late husband Tom Mboya who had sown exemplary service to the nation.
Citing the late Tom Mboya’s contribution to the country’s education through the education airlift program where many Kenyan students were sent abroad for further studies, President Kibaki said through the education she acquired as a beneficiary, the late Pamela played a big role in nation building.
The President said the Government would offer any necessary assistance in the funeral arrangements for the Mrs. Mboya.
Other speakers at the memorial Service included Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Several Cabinet Ministers and the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet Amb. Fancis Muthaura attended the service.
Mr. Kalonzo in his speech told Kenyans to emulate the late Pamela Mboya’s dedicated service to nation.
Mr. Raila said the late Pamela will be remember as a generous and compassionate lady, adding that the country will greatly miss her contribution to development.
The late Pamela Mboya died in a South African hospital and will be buried on Saturday at her family farm in Lambwe. She is survived by five children and several grandchildren.