Netizen 24 KEN: Gov't begins Matiba's burial plans

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Gov't begins Matiba's burial plans

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The government has began burial plans for the fallen multiparty hero Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba by appointing a burial committee.

In a statement Government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said the committee to be chaired by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua will ensure Matiba is given a deserving send off, because of the role he played during the clamor of multi-partyism in the 1990s.

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On Sunday night, President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised statement said Matiba, who died at the age of 85, was at the forefront of shaping the political landscape of the country.

Muranga Governor Mwangi Wa I ria urged Kenyans to stay steadfast in defending what the veteran politician believed in to ensure the country does not go back to the dark days of dictatorship.

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The veteran politician has been ailing for several years since he suffered a stroke while in detention during the struggle for multi-partyism.

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Matiba was arrested with others, including Charles Rubia, and detained for agitating for the return of multi-party democracy during former President Daniel arap Moi’s regime.

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While in detention, Matiba suffered a stroke but remained in custody without medical care.

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