Kalembe to be buried next Friday, planning team calls for donations

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 00:00 |
Former Assistant Minister and Kibwezi MP Richard Kalembe Ndile at a past press conference. Photo/PD/FILE

Mutuku Mwangangi @pitzpitah

Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile, who died last Sunday, will be buried in his rural home in Mbui Nzau, Kibwezi on Friday next week. 

A burial planning committee, chaired by Kibwezi MP Patrick Musimba and co-ordinated by Machakos Chief of staff Mwengi Mutuse, appealed for contributions towards funeral expenses.

“The committee appeals to leaders and members of the public to make material and in-kind contributions in order to give Hon. Ndile a dignified send-off,” the committee said in a statement.

The committee yesterday held its first meeting at Kalembe’s home at Green Park Estate in Mavoko. 

Funeral sub-committee meetings will be held at his Mbui Nzau home, Machakos Beach Hotel, his Syokimau home, 3D Hotel in Mlolongo, Inter-County Hotel and Portland in Athi River. 

Other burial coordinators are Makueni Woman Rep Rose Museo, Kiema Mwandia, who is a director at Tanathi Water Services Board, Makueni Chief Officer Musyoka Kivungi and Andrew Ndioki, a family member.

Ndile, who is credited for establishment of Kalembe Raha settlement scheme will be remembered for fighting for the rights of squatters.

More on News