President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a special condolence message to the family of the late Lorna Irungu, describing her as an outstanding citizen who used her talent and influence to advance national interests.
He said that as a skilful and knowledgeable journalist, Lorna used her career in the entertainment industry to create space for Kenyan artists across the performing arts and worked tirelessly to promote women’s voices in media and leadership.
The Head of State recalled Lorna playing active roles in getting young people registered to vote, engaging women across the country to pass Kenya’s 2010 constitution, and advocacy that led to the passing of the Sexual Offenses Bill in 2006.
“I have known Lorna for many years and admired her fighting spirit despite the health challenges she faced. She is an inspiration to us all not to give up when things get tough,” the President eulogized.
President Kenyatta prayed to God to grant comfort to her husband Edwin Macharia and daughter Nancy Mumbi Macharia, as well as the extended family during this difficult time of mourning.
Lorna succumbed to COVID-19 complications while still battling multiple instances of Kidney failure.