The family of former Kitui county governor Julius Malombe, has announced in a public statement that Mama Edith Malombe passed away on Tuesday, December 7, following a short illness.
“It is with profound sadness that we the family of Malombe announce the passing on of Edith Mawia Malombe on December 7, 2021- after a short illness,” the statement read in part.
A number of leaders sent their message of condolences to the family as they mourned her as a woman of great love.
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu eulogised Mama Edith as a brilliant and compassionate person.
Ngilu said that the deceased had proven to be the pillar of her family as she had brought it up so well until her death.
“On behalf of the Kitui County Government and all people of Kitui as well as on my own behalf, I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to Julius Malombe and the family, to the Ithiani community, and to all the relatives and friends of the family,” the Governor posted on her official social media pages.
She also praised the deceased on her charity work through the Kyeni Foundation which she was heading and used to reach out to ladies with the aim of addressing gaps that are within the reproductive health services.
The foundation did not only run in Kitui county but also in the whole country at large.
“Death has indeed robbed Kitui County of one of its most brilliant daughters,” the governor said, adding that she had also made a step on matters reproductive health.
Former Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke who is currently gunning for the Kitui County governorship, also sent his condolence message to the family.
Mueke said that the deceased was an extra-ordinary woman who excelled well in the legal field.
“I remember her for her passion and dedication in her many years of service to the country. We surely have lost an icon,” Mueke said.