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‘The pain we are in is so much to bear,’ KTN’s Zubeidah Koome in mourning

By Winnie Mabel December 6th, 2022 2 min read

KTN prime-time news anchor Zubeidah Kananu Koome and her family are in mourning following the passing of her mother, Mama Mary Halima.

The outspoken journalist took to social media to mourn her mother on December 5, 2022, revealing that she had already been buried on December 3, 2022.

“On behalf of my family, I thank each one of you for standing with us during this difficult time. The pain we are in is so much to bear, but you’ve been our pillar of strength.”

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Zubeida Koome's late mum, Mary Halima
Zubeida Koome’s late mum, Mary Halima

“It has been a tough journey but we are strong-willed because of the generosity, patience, love and support you have offered.

We may not be able to thank each one of you personally but we pray that God gives you back tenfold all that you’ve invested in us. God bless you and your families. Much love,” said Ms Koome on Instagram.

Mama Mary Halima Raibuni was born on 24 November 1962 and died on November 28, 2022, at the age of 60.

She was buried in Ruiri, Meru County.

Ms Koome’s friends condoled with the family as seen below:

“You’re so strong Zubs. May Mama rest in peace and may God keep comforting you,” said Chebet Birir.

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Zubeida Koome's late mum, Mary Halima
Zubeida Koome’s late mum, Mary Halima

“Pole sana ZK, May God give you patience and strength to face this difficult time,” added Hassan Mugambi.

“Pole sana Zub. May she rest in perfect peace. My prayers are with you and your family,” said Yvonne  Okwara.

“Oh no. Poleni sana. I was he customer at the market in Meru. She was wonderful,” added Nkatha Mugambi to which Carol Muthuiya responded by saying, “Sure is the best. My son has always known her as shosh (grandmother). I don’t know what I’ll tell him when we next go to the market about where she is. The pampering he got from her, may heavens receive her directly in heaven.”

Mama Halima was grandmother to Zubeidah’s two children and mother-in-law to her husband, Kelvin Koome.

Zubeidah once revealed how her mother was a protective woman who worried about her consistently after she relocated to Nairobi from Meru to study and work.

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