The widow of freedom fighter, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, Mukami Kimathi is dead.
The 96-year-old died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Nairobi after developing breathing difficulties.
Mukami passed away on Thursday night, according to her daughter, Evelyn Kimathi Wangui.
Everlyne said that her mother was rushed to hospital on Thursday night when she experienced difficulties in breathing.
Mukami was instrumental in the push that helped Kenya gain its independence from the colonialists alongside her husband.
Mukami recently received financial aid from President William Ruto’s administration, which helped her clear a Sh1.3 million hospital bill.
Until her death, Mukami has been advocating for the exhumation of the remains of her husband from Kamiti Maximum Prison to be buried at his home.
Official government records show that Kimathi was captured by the colonial administration in 1956 at Kahigaini in the Aberdare ranges and executed in 1957 in Kamiti Prison.
By Wanjiru Mbaru