- Lydia Gathoni Kiingati is 102 years old
- She braved chilly and drizzly weather to vote
- She is an ardent supporter of Uhuru Kenyatta
When it came to exercising her civic duty of voting, not even the early morning chill and drizzle could stand in the way of 102-year-old Lydia Gathoni Kiingati.
The centenarian was one of Kenya's oldest voters when polls opened on Tuesday, August, 8. She voted at a polling station in Gatundu.
Sporting a wool cap, a bright-red jacket and a blanket to keep warm, Kiingati was a picture of determination as she ambled her stooping frame to the ballot box.
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In an interview, she said she couldn't miss voting for anything, especially because she is an ardent supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
She said: "I have come here to vote because good leadership comes from God. I want to vote because I believe God has kept me alive for so many years."
She was born in 1915 and was already middle-aged when Jomo Kenyatta, President Uhuru's father, became Kenya's president.
Kiingati's grandson Simon also said that she has been waking up at 3am every day since 2013 to pray for President Uhuru's reelection.
She is indeed a model senior citizen! Watch more in the following video.