Veteran Kitui politician Eliud Ngala Mwendwa laid to rest
Sunday June 19 2016
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka during the funeral service for veteran Kitui politician Eliud Ngala Mwendwa in Ithookwe, Kitui Central, Kirui county. The late Mwendwa was laid to rest on June 18, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY
The deceased, a brother to the first African Chief Justice in independent Kenya Kitili Mwendwa, had been battling with old age complications for years.
He was staying with his family after retiring from active politics.
He worked as a teacher before he was elected to the Legislative Council (LegCo) to represent Kitui after Kenya attained independence in 1963.
He also served as Minister for Labour and Social Services in Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s first cabinet.