The family of former vice president Kijana Wamalwa plans to bury his widow Yvonne Wamalwa next Saturday, February 3, at her Milimani farm in Kitale.
According to the funeral programme, a requiem mass is set for Thursday at Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi, and the body will then be flown to Kitale, Trans-Nzoia County, on Friday.
Burial committee chairman Musikari Kombo on Saturday said the requiem mass will be held from 2pm, and the body taken back to her Karen residence for an overnight stay.
“The body will then be airlifted to Kitale where it will again stay overnight before the burial on Saturday. We will bury her close to her late husband’s grave,” he told journalists at the late Wamalwa’s residence in Karen, Nairobi.
Mrs Wamalwa died on Thursday morning at Nanyuki Cottage Hospital while undergoing treatment, said her sister Stephanie Muite, who added that she developed complications and was rushed to hospital where she passed on moments after being admitted.
Until her death, Mrs Wamalwa was the Deputy Director in the Asia and Australasia Directorate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She married Mr Wamalwa in 2003. The former vice president died on August 23, 2003, aged 58, at London's Royal Free Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for several weeks.