Kenyans, like many global citizens, have showered their mothers and mother figures in their lives with special messages of love and appreciation as the world marks Mothers’ day.
Politician, celebrities and members of the public have flooded social media with warm messages to their mothers, wives, aunties and sisters.
Deputy President William Ruto in a tweet paid tribute to his mothers and all mothers out there.
“Dear Mom, you are a special gift to me. You will always have a special place in my heart. Through you, allow me to pay special tribute to our mothers on this special Mother’s Day,” Ruto tweeted.
You are a special gift to me. You will always have a special place in my heart. Through you, allow me to pay special tribute to our mothers on this special Mother's Day. pic.twitter.com/n3LBMOm5XP
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) May 10, 2020
“We are incredibly blessed to have women who have raised us, loved us and empowered us; we are immensely indebted to our mothers for shepherding us throughout our life and for their big hearts that continue to sustain us. Thank you for nurturing me. Thank you for praying for me. You are my strength. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all our mothers around the world,” he added.
Musician Nameless appreciated all the women in his life, including his mother, wife, sisters and all his fans who are mother or mother figures.
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To the special women around my life: Happy mothers Day to my amazing MOM ,thank you for being my foundation . Happy mothers day to my blood-sisters, @rosemarymutunkei and @judyogana , amazing mothers to my nephews and neices ,thank you for being my support system.Happy Mother's day to my WIFE @wahukagwi an amazing mother to my kids , thank you for being my life-partner. Happy mothers day to my sisters-in-law, Njoki and Lucy amazing mother's to my nephews and nieces , thank you for being my sisters in Love.. You are all the ultimate blessings to your children! To my IG FAM, Happy mothers day to all the amazing mother out there … Your gift and purpose of motherhood is a blessing to all of us. May wisdom continue guiding your steps in the most important job on earth.#HappymothersDay #QuarantineMothersDay
Starehe MP Charles Kanyi Njagua aka Jaguar has also paid tribute to his late mother on this special day.
Thank you mum for believing in me. It was hard. I was only 11 & I couldn’t understand why, but I kept your words in my heart. You always said, “Werutanirie.” I've grown mama. I'm taking care of my siblings & I'm helping others in our society. I love you mum, #HappyMothersDay2020. pic.twitter.com/UNMv9Te0X2
— Hon. Jaguar (@RealJaguarKenya) May 10, 2020
Blogger Abraham Mutai wrote, “African mothers are strong women. Happy mother’s day to all mothers on this timeline. Happy one to this one on this picture as well. #HappyMothersDay2020.”
According to Wikipedia Mothers’ Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly March or May.
West Virginia activist Anna Jarvis is credited with creating the holiday that is celebrated today.
However, the idea of Mothers’ Day was first suggested by writer Julia Ward in 1872.