The family of a 105-year-old woman in Murang’a village,Kenya surprised her with a birthday party, bringing the entire village to a halt – Beth Mbura’s children, grand children, great grand children and great great grand children all ensured she had the best birthday.Some flew from various parts of the world where they live for the ceremony.
Beth Mbura could be arguably Kenya’s oldest woman but this did not stop her from breaking into a traditional Kikuyu dance during her bash in Maganjo village, Kandara on Saturday March 25.
It was almost like a mini village meeting as her children, grandchildren, great grand children and great great grand children and other relatives converged to celebrate her ripe age, a blessing indeed.
Beth is the wife of former freedom fighter the late Samson Ngugi who died during the struggle for the freedom leaving behind three wives Grace Wambui, Nyambura and Beth and their children.
Grace passed on in the eighties and Nyambura about two years ago leaving Beth as the only surviving matriarch in the family.