NCIC Vice-Chair Fatuma Tabwara laid to rest in Kwale County

Written By: Suleiman Yeri
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NCIC Vice Chair Fatuma Tabwara laid to rest in Kwale County
Commissioner Wambui Nyutu speaks during the burial of the late NCIC vice-chairperson Fatuma Tabwara at Kombani in Kwale county on Monday, December 30, 2019. Image: COURTESY

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission Vice-Chairperson the late Fatuma Tabwara was laid to rest at her home at Kombani in Matuga, Kwale County.

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Both National and County Government representatives eulogized the Tabwara as a dedicated civil servant and a human rights champion.

Sorrow and grief characterized the burial of Tabwara who collapsed and died on Sunday while attending a relative’s wedding in Kombani, Matuga Constituency in Kwale County.

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The late Tabwara was buried in accordance with Muslim tradition.

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In attendance were among others NCIC commissioners, County Commissioner Karuku Ngumo, Governor Salim Mvurya, Matuga MP Kassim Tandaza.

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Mvurya recognized Tabwara as a great leader and an icon to the Kwale county community.

President Uhuru Kenyatta described the late NCIC Vice-Chair as a great national leader and role model who was an outstanding champion of the rights of women and the girl-child, especially in Kwale County.

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The President said Tabwara will particularly be remembered for the role she played in the formulation of the sexual harassment policy in Kwale County.

Tabwara, 57, collapsed from a heart attack and died as she was being rushed to Diani Beach Hospital. She leaves behind four children.

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