Veteran politician Chirau Ali Mwakwere on Saturday graced the burial ceremony of a fallen Mijikenda elder Menza Charo, at Midodoni village Magarini, Kilifi County.
Mwakwere accompanied by Kisauni Member of Parliament Ali Menza Mbogo termed the late Menza as a selfless Mijikenda and community leader who embraced unity among the Mijikenda community.
Mwakwere said Menza valued unity, culture and drummed support for education among the Mijikenda community.
“Menza was a community leader we should all embrace as the Mijikenda community,” noted Mwakwere.
He urged Mijikenda community to emulate such great leadership Menza practiced.
On his part, Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo urged Mijikenda community to reclaim their destination.
He said the community was lagging behind following divisive politics, and lack of proper leadership urging Coastal people to have focus.
[Women singing dirge during the burial of Mijikenda elder Menza Charo. Photo/courtesy].
“Menza has left us but we who remain behind should exactly emulate what he did and make his pending development goals attained,” noted Mr. Mbogo.
He said, Mijikenda community can make great leadership, economic block, flourishing agribusiness sector among many other development projects only if they work and deliberate in unison.
The two leaders vowed to closely work with the Mijikenda council of elders and the vast Coast communities to safeguard the region’s values, culture and development agenda.
Menza a vocal Mijikenda elder who condemned the killing of elderly in Kilifi county on grounds of witchcraft died at the age of 90.