Throughout her public life, former First Lady, the late Mama Lucy Kibaki, had one enemy who has been tormenting her since 1974.
The enemy in question is none other than Othaya MP Mary Wambui, who claims to be former President Mwai Kibaki’s second wife.
Mary Wambui’s claim that she was Kibaki’s second wife stressed Lucy Kibaki to her death this week because she could not stomach seeing another woman claiming what rightfully belongs to her.
The situation was so dire that in 2009, Lucy forced the then President Mwai Kibaki, to denounce Mary Wambui in public at a press conference in State House.
Even though Mwai Kibaki denied having an affair with Wambui or even being his second wife, the Othaya MP was treated as First Lady and enjoyed the trappings of power that come along with that office since Kibaki became President.
Kibaki met Mary Wambui in 1974 when she was working in the KANU office in Othaya, and since then, Lucy Kibaki’s life has never been the same.