Former Kibwezi MP Richard Kalembe Ndile, who died in Nairobi on Sunday, will be buried on Friday, June 11 at his Mbui Nzau home in Makueni County.
The announcement was made Wednesday by Mavoko MP Patrick Makau after attending a funeral preparation meeting.
The teams planning the funeral, which have been meeting at Mbui Nzau and at Mr. Ndile’s other home at Greepark Estate in Machakos County since Monday, settled on the burial date and venue on Wednesday.
“The burial date has been set for June 11. We should contribute generously to give our leader, who was brave, a befitting burial,” Mr. Makau said.
The meeting held in Machakos town was also attended by Mr Ndile’s relatives, Makueni Woman Representative Rose Museo and Kibwezi West MP Patrick Musimba.
‘’The committee appeals to leaders and members of the public to make material and in-kind contributions in order to give Hon. Ndile a dignified send-off.’’ Appealed Mr. Makau.
Mr. Ndile, who served as a Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2007, died while receiving treatment at The Nairobi Hospital.
He was receiving treatment for complications related to pancreatic cancer.
Mr Ndile served as Tourism and Wildlife assistant minister during President Mwai Kibaki’s administration.
Ndile, 57, is survived by 10 children, and six other adopted children studying in various schools.
The late politician cum a businessman was the second last born in a family of 7.