Ronald Ngala widow to be laid to rest on Saturday

Ronald Ngala

Esther Mwenda Ngala will be laid to rest on Saturday, May 2 at her matrimonial home in Vishakani, Kaloleni.

Mwenda who is the first wife to post independence coast political kingpin Ronald Ngala will be laid to rest next to the mausoleum where her husband was buried in 1972.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a limited number of people will attend her burial.

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Mwenda died on Sunday at a hospital in Mombasa where she had been admitted for nine days.

She died at the age of 90.

She is the mother to former Ganze MP and powerful minister in Moi’s Government Noah Katana Ngala

According to family members, Esther died at 7.15pm.

“She has been on and off hospital due to an infection on a wound in one of her legs. She was diabetic and also she had high blood pressure,” said a member of the family.

Early in April she was admitted to the same hospital and discharged after one week. She was re-admitted on 17th April and two days later she was taken to the High Dependency Unit when she had difficulty in breathing. At some point doctors wanted to isolate her but changed mind after it was discovered that she had pleural effusion.

Her condition improved and she was taken back to the ward.

“For the past three days she showed great improvement but some minutes to 6pm today her condition worsened and she was taken to the intensive care unit where she passed on,” said the family member

She is survived by 10 Children, 45 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

She had 17 children 7 of whom are dead. Ronald Ngala was one of the most powerful politicians from the coast region.

Ronald Ngala had two wives. The first wife died in the 90s.

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