Wife of former Naivas chairman Simon Mukuha, Monica Wanjiru Gashwe, is dead.
She died at Aga Khan Hospital at the age of 58 on Monday barely three weeks after the burial of her husband.
She succumbed to a long illness of bravely borne according to a statement from the family.
Coincidentally, her husband, Mukuha passed on August 26, 2019, on a Monday afternoon at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi, where he was admitted since August 23, 2019, on a Friday when he suffered a stroke.
Sources privy to the matter revealed that the stroke may have occurred as a result of him knowing that his wife would succumb to illness.
Her body is being preserved at Lee Funeral Home.
Mrs Wanjiru has left behind four children since her marriage in 1982 to Mr Mukuha and eight grandchildren.
She will be buried at Lang’ata cemetery on Thursday this week.
This will be another coincidence as her husband was also buried on the same day and venue.
Naivas supermarket is one of the leading supermarkets and most known brand to the consumers in Kenya.
Naivas supermarket directors include Mr David Kimani who owns 25 per cent stake, the late Simon Gashwe who owned 25 per cent stake, Linet Wairimu who owns 15 per cent stake, Grace Wambui 15 per cent and their late father Peter Mukuha Kago who owned 20 per cent stake.
The growth of Naivas has been tremendous under the stewardship of the late Simon Gashwe and David Kimani who acts as the managing director of the retailer that has seen the retailer expand its branch network across the country.