How Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara Mourned Retired President Mwai Kibaki

Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara has mourned retired president Mwai Kibaki as a real; statesman who served all Kenyans equally regardless of their political or tribal affiliations.
Speaking to the press Kihara said President Kibaki was not a tribalist and extended development projects across the Country.

“We have lost a real statesman and down-to-earth leader who always put the interest of Kenyans at heart, on behalf of my family, and the people of Uasin Gishu I want to send my message of condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. May God give you strength during this hard time of mourning,” said Uasin Gishu County commissioner.

“During Mwai Kibaki’s era I feel privileged to be part of his team because one of the issues that I remember is that I was one of the beneficiaries of the people who were appointed to be District commissioner, before the enactment of the new constitution,” he added.

He also remembers president Mwai Kibaki for introducing free primary education.

“Immediately they took over in 2002 there was the introduction of free primary education which we thought that it was a dream but we saw it working, vision 2030 the projects that he was implementing which include rural electrification, the opening of Nairobi through bypass, he also enabled us to access loans for the first time since it was very hard for one to get a loan in the bank,” Kibaki was a great man and he will always remain in our hearts,” he said.

“Kibaki did a lot to Kenyans and made reforms in the public sector. in the civil servants and also upgrading standards which includes the administrative officers, we were able to open up and chiefs started receiving motorbikes for the first time under his reign,” Uasin Gishu County Commissioner added.
He also called on Uasin Gishu residents to sign the condolences book at the County commissioner’s offices as a way of giving their last respect to the deceased.

“We started signing the condolences book for president Mwai Kibaki with
the people of Uasin Gishu, especially those people who will not be able to travel to Nairobi for the final send-off for the late president Kibaki. Anyone willing should visit the County commissioner’s office for the same,” he advised.

Kihara noted that the National committee organizing the burial of the retired president has organized how elders from the County will be transported for the final send-off of the deceased at Nyayo stadium.

“The county being a cosmopolitan city we have ensured we take care of all the communities for at least to have representatives because Kibaki was the leader of all the community. He was not tribalism and was not favoring his community and extended development across the country, its also good for every community while mourning to have their community represented at Nyayo stadium,” he said.

“We have taken care of the interest of different groups including maendeleo ya wanawake and wazee who worked with him, the committee that worked during his time and the
County peace committee,” he added.

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