Saturday, 9 April 2022
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu today joined family, friends, mourners and other leaders to pay their last respects to the late Cathryn Fuzell Mbathi, who was wife to onetime Kitui Central legislator and Cabinet Minister Titus Mbathi.
Mrs. Mbathi was laid to rest in a solemn sendoff ceremony held at their home in Kisekini village, Mulango Ward, Kitui Central Sub-County.
While paying a glowing tribute to the departed, Governor Ngilu eulogized her as a kindhearted, loyal, emulable and humble mother, wife, friend and devoted Christian who always brought out the best in everyone she interacted with.
Ngilu regretted that, in Cathryn’s death, Kitui and Kenya had lost a true daughter of the soil whose contribution to the betterment of humanity leaves an indelible mark in country’s history.
She said she first encountered the deceased and her husband during her (Ngilu’s) wedding in 1976.
“I was wowed by the presence of a couple of their stature in my wedding. They gifted us a coffee set which I treasure and has preserved in my house to-date,” recalled the county boss.
She revealed that she came to appreciate the dependable character of the couple during her debut into elective politics in 1992.
“I remember how supportive my late sister and her husband Titus Mbathi were to me when I threw my hat into the Kitui Central parliamentary contest in 1992.
“They unequivocally held my hand and gently guided my step through the political arena. They played a major role in nurturing and shaping my political career,” she narrated.
On matters 2022 politics, Ngilu reiterated her calls on the Kamba community to rally behind the Azimio La Umoja grand coalition and it’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the countdown to the August 9 polls.
“This is our golden opportunity to be in the national government for enhanced resources, more opportunities for our professionals and shared prosperity with the rest of Kenya,” she emphasized.
Mrs. Mbathi, who was also taught at the Mulango Secondary School, died aged 92 years.
Also in attendance was Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kitui senator Enoch Wambua, County Woman MP Irene Kasalu and former governor Julius Malombe, among other leaders.
Governor’s Press Service