Household and pals have converged at Cheplambus, Tenges in Baringo County, to present former Cooperative Financial institution government chairman Hosea Kiplagat a befitting sendoff.
Leaders anticipated are Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Deputy President William Ruto and Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis amongst others.
Kiplagat was President Daniel Moi’s shut and trusted confidant. He died on February 6, 2021.
A couple of hours earlier than he breathed his final, Kiplagat was having fun with a glass of wine with a gaggle of pals, together with a Cupboard Secretary at an upmarket Nairobi membership.
Hanging on his head as he imbibed, nonetheless, was a pending risk to public sale his palatial Karen residence and different properties in Eldoret over Sh370 million he had assured to 2 firms.
In just a few hours, he can be pronounced useless by way of a communication issued by the household spokesman Lt. Col CK. Mundui. There was no indication as to what HK, as he’s identified to pals, died of.
“The household of Hosea Mundui Kiplagat needs to announce his passing on at present at 0930 Hrs, Karen Hospital, Nairobi. Extra particulars to be introduced later,” mentioned the terse assertion.
“We met at Ivergara Membership, along with a Cupboard Secretary and left him consuming as I went into a gathering. He was in a jovial temper as common, he didn’t look ailing,” businessman Dennis Chebitwey instructed the Commonplace at a previous interview.
Throughout his heydays, Kiplagat was one of the crucial highly effective people round former President Daniel Moi. As a nephew to the late Moi, Kiplagat oscillated between an advisor to Moi, a businessman to a politician.
A protracted-serving Kanu celebration chairman Baringo department was among the many first individuals to lend assist to Baringo Senator Gideon Moi when he joined politics in 2002. He’s additionally credited for turning the fortunes of former Makueni Senator the late Mutula Kilonzo after introducing to Mzee Moi in early 80s.
In 2007, he unsuccessfully tried his hand in politics, shedding the battle for Baringo Central parliamentary seat to former lands commissioner Sammy Mwaita.
Former minister for East African and Regional Cooperation in Kenya, Musa Sirma, mentioned Kiplagat was a pillar of the neighborhood, one who would fearlessly face Moi and search help on behalf of the folks.
“Kiplagat touched the lives of many individuals. Wholeheartedly he would method the president and search to have the issues of the folks addressed,” Sirma mentioned.
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