Naru takes late wife home

National, Normal

The National, Friday 31st May 2013


STELLA Mua Kalina Naru, late wife of Morobe Governor Kelly Naru, finally arrived in Morobe yesterday for the last leg of her journey to her final resting place at Irom village outside Lae city. 

The casket bearing the late Naru arrived at Nadzab Airport at 1.30pm to the loud and emotional outpouring of grief by a capacity crowd of mourners comprising mostly Morobe and Chimbu people.

The casket was brought from Port Moresby by Naru accompanied by Justice Minister and Attorney-General Kerenga Kua and a host of family and relatives.

Morobe Deputy Governor Morokoi Gaiwata shed tears openly when embracing Naru and took charge of the casket on behalf of the Morobe people.  

Gaiwata’s grief was shared by provincial executive council members who were there, denoting a close relationship that existed with the late Naru.    

The late Naru’s relatives of Omkolai in Chimbu who came covered in mud and soot were the loudest and most emotional in the outpouring of their grief.   

She is survived by husband Kelly and six children- Peter, Paul, Ronnie, Stella Jnr, Rhoda, Robert Jnr and stepmother of Nabia, Philip, Bruce and Kerenga.

People thronged the roadsides and threw flowers on to the road as a convoy of more than 50 vehicles escorted the casket into Lae city.