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An aggrieved Wa Iria said he would forgive Governor Mutahi Kahiga by virtue of being former colleagues in the CoG.

Former Murang'a governor Mwangi Wa Iria reprimanded Nyeri's Mutahi Kahiga over what he termed as a lack of civility. 

Wa Iria was offended by Kahiga after the latter supposedly snubbed him at the burial of Field Marshal Muthoni Wa Kirima in Tetu, Nyeri County.

Also in attendance were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Azimio La Umoja principals led by Wiper Party's Kalonzo Musyoka among other leaders.

The former governor confronted his one-time colleague for turning a blind eye and failing to recognise him despite seeing him in the midst of the Azimio leaders.

"I want to ask Governor Mutahi Kahiga to shun petty behaviours. He saw me but pretended not to have. He knows me as we were both governors. I have forgiven you but leadership is not made of that," said Wa Iria.  

Nyeri governor Mutahin Kahiga.
The funeral saw Kalonzo and Gachagua meet for the first time after the 2022 polls.

Kalonzo was in the company of former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, Wa Iria, former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga and former Nyeri deputy governor Caroline Karungu.

Other leaders who attended the burial included Trade CS Moses Kuria, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, and Laikipia Governor Karie Badilisha among others.

The Field Marshall who played a key role in Kenya’s struggle for independence died on September 5 at the age of 92.

Muthoni was pronounced dead at Radiant Hospital in Pangani where she was rushed moments after developing health complications.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier eulogized Muthoni as a patriot, a great warrior, and one of the most revered Mau Mau Shujaa freedom fighters.

“Her footprints, especially in the forest, moulded and played a crucial role in supporting like-minded leaders, in the fight of freeing our country from the colonialists and for Kenyans’ rights of political, social and economic growth towards our country’s freedom, independence, and development,” he stated.