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Raila mourns widow of Bishop Muge

Wangui Githugo @Wango_G

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has sent a message of condolence to the family of Herma Muge, widow of Bishop Alexander Muge.

In his message, Raila described Herma, who died on Friday morning, as a determined and focused woman, who struggled through uneasy times of Kenya’s history, adding that her death was a loss to the country and the generation that witnessed her great effort.

“As a family, we witnessed and were encouraged by Herma’s role in Kenya’s political and social life and the struggle for change that her husband embraced. She stood with her husband and other progressive forces in Kenya against the excesses of the Kanu rule and in the process embodied the fight against all aspects of injustice,” said Raila.

Most Kenyans remember Muge, the first bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Eldoret, for his efforts in championing democracy, fight against corruption, ethnicity and land grabbing.

He headed Eldoret diocese until he met his death in a controversial road crash on Eldoret-Webuye road on August 14, 1990. Herma, 64, died at her home in Elgon View Estate, Eldoret, after a short illness.

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