Lawrence Sifuna: Burial date for veteran Bungoma politician set

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Former Bumula Member of Parliament (MP) Lawrence Sifuna will be laid to rest on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

According to the family, the funeral service will held at Siritanyi Primary School, followed by an interment at his Siritanyi home in Bungoma County.

Sifuna died on December 3, 2023 while undergoing treatment at an Eldoret Hospital.

Sifuna, who served as the first Bumula Constituency MP died at the age of 77 years.

He was first elected to parliament in 1979 in the then larger Bungoma South Constituency. Sifuna was re-elected in the 1983 general elections. 

Seven Bearded Sisters

Sifuna will be remembered as one of the most courageous Members of Parliament in the 1980s.

He was among the ‘Seven Bearded Sisters’, who were a group of left-wing MPs in the early 1980s. They were very persistent in opposing the President Daniel Moi’s government policies.

The seven were Abuya Abuya (Kitutu East), Onyango Midika (Nyando now Muhoroni), Mwashengu wa Mwachofi (Wundanyi), James Orengo, Lawrence Sifuna (Bumula), Chibule wa Tsuma (Kaloleni) and Koigi wa Wamwere (Nakuru North, now Subukia).

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