When and Where Kimani Gatonye Will Be Buried

Kikuyu Council of Elders North Rift chapter chairman, Muthamaki Kimani Gatonye will be buried on Thursday next week.

He will be buried at his home.

The deceased who was 84 years old died at Eldoret Hospital after a short illness.

Gatonye served as the council chairman for barely three years after taking over from the late Mzee Kamunu wa Kabari following his demise.

Led by James Koigi, Chairman of Mwanzo Neighborhood Welfare speaking after visiting the deputy governor pleaded with the County Government to help them in supply water, security, tents, and repairing roads as they plan for his burial.

Harun Maina addressing the press. Photo by Lawrence Mutie

“We have visited the county government to seek help because Mzee Gatonye was a great leader not only in Uasin Gishu but North Rift at large, he was one of the founders of Eldoret town as he was a resident of this town from the early 1950’s,” added Koigi.

Harun Maina described the deceased as a hardworking and God-fearing individual.
“On behalf of myself and family 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,” he said.

Mumbi Ngugi Gitonga acknowledged the County Government of Uasin Gishu under the leadership of governor Jonathan Bii who was a close friend to the late Gatonye for closely working with all communities and for the support of water,electricity and road .

CEC Roads Joseph Lagat addressing the press. Photo by Lawrence Mutie

Uasin Gishu County CEC in charge of Roads and Infrastructure Eng. Joseph Lang’at on behalf of the County and assured the family that they are going to offer full support during this hard time.

“Gatonye was an important person to all communities here in Uasin Gishu because he brought Unit. The county is going to offer any kind of support needed by the family,” said the Engineer.

“As a County we are celebrating the well lived life of Gatonye. We are going to check on status of roads, and if there is enough space because we are anticipating many visitors,” he added.

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