President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to Mama Mukami Kimathi and the entire family of late freedom fighter Field Dedan Kimathi following the death of their grandson Teddy Mukaria Githinji.
He was the only son of Evelyn Kimathi.
Teddy passed on 18th May 2022 in Lamu County where, he together with his 40 colleagues had gone to plant trees in Lamu, a noble initiative of the Dedan Kimathi Foundation of increasing tree cover in Kenya. The exercise was part of celebrations to Mark his 25th birthday.
In his message of comfort and encouragement, President Kenyatta eulogised the late Teddy Mukaria as a focused and productive person of great promise.
“My family and I share in the pain of your shattering loss. At barely 25 years, Teddy was a young, focused and productive person of great promise. He was equally a talented young man with a passion for environmental conservation.
“His death is a big blow to Dedan Kimathi’s family and I pray that God gives them comfort during this difficult period,” the President said.
The Head of State said the late Teddy will fondly be remembered as an outstanding and gifted role model to the youth.