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105-year-old woman celebrates birthday in grand style

105-year-old woman celebrates birthday in grand style

- The family of a 105-year-old woman surprised her with a birthday party, bringing the entire village to a halt

- Beth Mbura's children, grand children, great grandchildren and great-great-grand children all ensured she had the best birthday

- Some flew from various parts of the world where they live for the ceremony

A Murang'a village was brought to a standstill after a family threw a party for their 105-year-old family member.

Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

Mbura(second left) dances to a Kikuyu traditional song during her 105th birthday.

Beth Mbura, could arguably be Kenya's oldest woman but this did not stop her from breaking into a traditional Kikuyu dance during her bash in Gathaithi village, Kandara on Saturday March 25.

Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

'Birthday girl' Mbura could not hide her smile.

It was almost like a mini village meeting as her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives converged to celebrate her ripe age which many consider a blessing indeed.

Photos and video of the ceremony that NAIJ.com accessed, shows an excited grandma whose age have baffled many.

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Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

Mbura surrounded by her offsprings.

Some of her offspring had to fly in from various parts of the world where they are scattered, to be on time for the elaborate ceremony which saw several birthday cakes cut.

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Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

The sumptuous birthday cakes.

Beth is the wife of a former Mau Mau uprising fighter, the late Samson Ngugi, who died during the struggle for the country's freedom leaving behind three wives including herself, Grace Wambui, Nyambura and their children.

Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

One big happy family.

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Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

One of Beth's birthday cakes showing off her age

Grace passed on in the eighties and Nyambura about two years ago, leaving Beth as the only surviving matriarch in the family.

Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

The ceremony was a mixture of both tradition and modernity, with Beth being dressed in traditional Kikuyu attires even as she blew one candle atop a well decorated birthday cake.

Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

One of her birthday cakes

There were also several Kikuyu traditional songs and dances which Beth joined in, amazing everyone present.

Murang'a village STUNNED as grandchildren fly in to celebrate 105-year-old granny's birthday (photos)

One big happy family.

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