The government has began burial plans for the fallen multiparty hero Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba by appointing a burial committee.
In a statement Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said the committee to be chaired by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua will ensure Matiba is given a deserving send off, because of the role he played during the clamor of multi-partyism in the 1990s.
On Sunday night, President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised statement said Matiba, who died at the age of 85, was at the forefront of shaping the political landscape of the country.
Muranga Governor Mwangi Wa Iria urged Kenyans to stay steadfast in defending what the veteran politician believed in to ensure the country does not go back to the dark days of dictatorship.
The veteran politician has been ailing for several years since he suffered a stroke while in detention during the struggle for multi-partyism.
Matiba was arrested with others, including Charles Rubia, and detained for agitating for the return of multi-party democracy during former President Daniel arap Moi’s regime.
While in detention, Matiba suffered a stroke but remained in custody without medical care.