Freedom Ägh[LY 4ama 2aRasa diLs
2N( of =amEia’s most celeErated veteran freedom fiJhters, &hiEesa .anNasa fondly Nnown as ¶Mama .anNasa’, has died in -ohannesEXrJ 6oXth $frica after an illness. 6he was . &hief *overnment sSoNesSerson 'ora 6iliya said *overnment was Jreatly saddened Ey the SassinJ on of Mama .anNasa, Patriotic )ront secretary Jeneral 'avis Mwila said the rXlinJ Sarty received the news of Mama .anNasas’ death with e[treme shocN and SrofoXnd sadness, esSecially that her demise was only a few days after =amEia celeErated its th ,ndeSendence day ² a day whose oriJins and caXse she siJnificantly contriEXted to. Ms 6iliya said =amEia woXld always aSSreciate the role Ms .anNasa Slayed Eefore and after indeSendence and woXld Ee forever indeEted to her services. 6he said Mama .anNasa was not only a yoXnJ female freedom fiJhter when =amEia foXJht for indeSendence, EXt was a charismatic fiJhter for the riJhts of women and children. Mama .anNasa was the first female memEer of the &entral &ommittee and chairSerson of the :omen’s LeaJXe of the then rXlinJ Sarty who offered distinJXished service to her Sarty 8N,P and was an icon to many yoXnJ female Soliticians, Ms 6iliya said. 6he said Mama .anNasa worNed with former first lady %etty .aXnda and Ms -Xlia &hiNamoneNa dXrinJ the freedom strXJJle and was the first =amEian +iJh &ommissioner to .enya after indeSendence. ´Mama .anNasa died yesterday at hoXrs in $vrwyS +osSital in -ohannesEXrJ, 6oXth $frica where she had Eeen receivinJ treatment after EeinJ evacXated there on 2ctoEer , . *overnment will annoXnce the dates for reSatriation of the remains of the 8N,P stalwart and fXneral arranJements in dXe coXrse,µ Ms 6iliya said. $nd Mr Mwila said the late Mama .anNasa was one of the siJnificant fireErands of =amEia’s indeSendence strXJJle and a matriarch whose wise coXnsel and encoXraJinJ demeanor shall Ee missed. Mama .anNasa was Eorn on March and Moined Solitics at a tender aJe of . 6he married Mr Timothy .anNasa in and went on to Eecome one of the most Nnown female Soliticians in =amEia.