President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney and her family following the death of her father, Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney.
Mzee Karoney, 74, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at Kapsabet Referral Hospital in Nandi County following a tragic accident along Kapsabet-Eldoret Road.
“It is unfortunate that we have lost Mzee Karoney when we still needed his wise counsel as an elder. We have lost a man who cherished and was a strong champion for education in his community as can be seen through his children,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto eulogized Mzee Karoney saying: “We have lost a pillar, a role model and a tireless servant of the community.”
ODM leader Raila Odinga also condoled with the family: “Mzee Karoney earned respect as a steady tea grower in Nandi County. May his soul rest in eternal peace”.
Nandi County Police Commander confirmed the incident saying the deceased was pronounced dead at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital where he was taken for treatment immediately after the accident.
Eyewitnesses said the accident happened between 2 and 3 pm, moments after he had parked his vehicle as he was out to attend a meeting.