Veteran politician Njenga Karume dead at age 82
Posted by Administrator on February 23, 2012
Former Cabinet Minister Njenga Karume died on Friday at Nairobi’s Karen hospital after a battle with cancer.
The minister’s battle with cancer saw him seeking medical attention locally and in India, but family sources said his condition deteriorated forcing them to rush him to Karen Hospital.
He had served in President Kibaki’s Cabinet and had stints in the defence and special programmes dockets.
President Kibaki sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends and said he had “learnt with a deep sense of loss the death of his dear friend”.
“We thank God for the great moment we shared with a fine gentleman and political ally that Karume was to me and my family, and political associates and followers,” President Kibaki said.
The President described the late Karume as an astute businessman and a quintessential Kenyan who rose from humble beginnings to build a business and political empire through sheer hard work and determination.
He recalled that two weeks ago he visited Mr Karume at his home in Kiambu County and despite his failing health he exhibited great courage and passion for what he believed in.
Karume’s Last Interview with Citizen TV
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