Former Cabinet Minister and Attorney General Charles Njonjo who died on Sunday has been cremated.
According to the family, Njonjo’a body was cremated at the Kariokor Crematorium in line with his wishes.
The former Attorney General passed away at 5am on Sunday. He was aged 101.
In his message of condolence, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya owes a debt of gratitude to Njonjo and his generation of independence era leaders “for their selfless contribution to the laying of the solid foundation upon which our country continues to thrive.”
“The passing away of Hon. Njonjo is a big blow not only to his immediate family, friends and relatives but to all Kenyans and indeed, the entire African continent because of his leading role in the founding of the Kenyan nation at independence,” added the Head of State.
Njonjo was the only surviving member of Kenya’s independence Cabinet.
He served as the country’s first post-independence Attorney General between 1963 and 1979, and as Constitutional Affairs Minister between 1980 and 1983.