Uhuru, Mama Ngina Construct Church to remember Jomo Kenyatta Legacy

On Saturday, the consecration ceremony of St. John the Baptist Chapel in Ichaweri, Kiambu County, saw the presence of Former President Uhuru Kenyatta and former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta.

Conducted by The Most Reverend Philip A. Anyolo, the Nairobi Metropolitan Archbishop, the service marked the official dedication of the newly constructed landmark along Kenyatta Road. This chapel stands on the original foundations of the Ichaweri chapel, established by the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in 1971.

The decision to build the chapel was rooted in a tribute to the first President, as expressed by Former First Lady Mama Ngina and retired President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mama Ngina shared insights into Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s vision, stating, “His desire was to have a church within the community where people could gather together and worship. He had just come from detention in Maralal, Samburu County.”

Expressing gratitude, Uhuru Kenyatta thanked everyone involved in making the dream a reality. He specifically acknowledged Mama Ngina for her unwavering determination, confidence, and dedication in bringing the chapel to completion.

The consecration mass drew attendees from the Kenyatta family, friends, and members of the community, highlighting the significance of the occasion for the local community.