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Kenya’s First Lady leads country in marking Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2024 11:21 | By
First lady Rachel Ruto joins traditional dancers in a song during Utamanduni celebrations at the Bomas of Kenya on Tuesday. PHOTO/PCS
First lady Rachel Ruto joins traditional dancers in a song during Utamanduni celebrations at the Bomas of Kenya on Tuesday. PHOTO/PCS

First Lady Rachel Ruto, alongside Council of Governors Chair Anne Waiguru and Martha Karua, spearheaded Kenya's celebration of Mother's Day, honouring the pivotal role of mothers in society.

Expressing her admiration for mothers, the First Lady lauded them as the backbone of families, embodying love and strength.

Rachel Ruto's message

She also pointed out their profound influence through sacrifices, guidance, and unwavering love, extending warm wishes to all mothers in Kenya and beyond.

"Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mums in Kenya and around the world! Today we celebrate the backbone of our families, the pillars of our communities and the embodiment of love and strength.

"Your sacrifices, guidance and unconditional love shape our lives in profound ways. May your day be filled with joy, appreciation and countless blessings. To every mother, grandmother, aunt and mother figure, thank you for all that you do. You are cherished beyond measure," Rachel Ruto stated.

Waiguru echoed similar sentiments, recognizing mothers as pillars of society, and applauding their nurturing spirit, inspiration, hard work, and resilience.

She emphasized the significance of Mother's Day as an occasion to celebrate their selfless love and invaluable contributions.

"Mother's Day is indeed a special day to celebrate and appreciate the selfless love. hard work, resilience, sacrifices and invaluable contributions of mothers in our lives and the world around us. You are the pillars of our society, the ones who nurture. inspire and empower us and today, we celebrate you," Waiguru said in her statement.

The National Rainbow Coalition–Kenya joined in paying tribute to mothers, acknowledging their enduring sacrifices, which are invaluable to communities and beyond.

"Salute to mothers everywhere, your sacrifices count," Karua posted on her X.

Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano of the Ministry of Investments, Trade & Industry, likened mothers to unique flowers, highlighting their beauty, resilience, and strength.

She offered a special dedication to mothers who lost children during recent floods, wishing them peace and solace on this day.

"To all mothers, you're unique like flowers, beautiful, resilient and strong! Special dedication to that one mother who lost a child during the recent floods, may this day bring peace that surpasses human understanding. Happy Mother's Day queens," Miano shared.

Other leaders

Kipchumba Murkomen: Mothers are the rock and lifeline of our families, our communities and our nation. On this special day and in this back-to-school season, let us celebrate the gift of life. I urge all road users to demonstrate their love and gratitude to our mothers by adhering to traffic rules so that all the young people reach school safely. Drivers should especially avoid speeding. Remember road safety is a collective responsibility. Happy Mother's Day!

Moses Wetang'ula: Motherhood is the heart of leadership, nurturing with unconditional love, guiding with wisdom, and inspiring with boundless warmth. Let us celebrate the extraordinary leaders we call mothers, whose love shapes futures and lights the path for all. Happy Mother’s day to all!

Kithure Kindiki: Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in Kenya and the world. For putting the interests of your children before yours, for the immense sacrifices you make for the well-being of families, and for the love of family and Country, thank you for prioritizing what matters most.

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