Lamu: 120-Year-Old Granny Dies, Leaves Behind 250 Great-Grandchildren
Leah Wangui Gitau is said to have died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday night, according to her last-born daughter.
The daughter said her mother’s secret for long life was proper diet that gave her good health.
Wangui, born in January 1, 1902; she was a mother of 16 children – 14 daughters and 2 sons – 9 of whom have died.
“Recently we observed she was too sleepy and her appetite had reduced. She was a strong woman.
We than God for all the years He enabled us to stay and enjoy life with our mother,” Kurua told the Daily Nation.
“Our mother maintained a traditional diet during her lifetime.
I believe that is key to her long lifespan.
We used to feed her traditional foods like sweet potatoes and vegetables and also ensured she ate meat and vegetable soup,” she said.
Her first born, Isaac Ngugi, is 90-years-old and the last born is, Kurua, who was her caregiver.
She has left behind 7 children, 63 grandchildren, 250 great grandchildren, 184 great-great grandchildren and 45 great-great-great grandchildren.
Her body was taken to Mpeketoni sub-county hospital mortuary.
Rest In Perfect Peace Granny….. I pray for your old age and health for me and my family in Jesus name,,,, Amen🙏