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Tthe late John keen who was buried in Namanga on 30th Dec 2016
BY KORIR JUMA,NAMANGA, 30TH DEC 2016-Veteran politician John Keen who died a week ago in Nairoibi was Friday laid to rest in his Namanga home kajiado county.In the ceremony that was attended by politicians from both the government and the opposition the late Keen was remembered as an astute kenyan who didi not shy away from rebuking negativity.Speaking during the burial service which was also attended by various church leaders from the area ,internal security CS Joseph Nkaisery remembered the late Keen as a man who fought the rights of his community especially girl child rights in Maassai land.
OBEY THE LAW
Speaking as the internal security CS Nkaisery warned anybody intend to disrupt peace especially as the nation draws near to the general elections that they will face the full arm of the law. He furtheer congratulated the opposition for its move to call off the planned mass action on 4th of January calling it a wise move.Addressing the opposition leaders present including Kalonzo Musyoka anda Bonny Khalwale the CS said” i saw it yesterday and i really want to Thank Honorable Kalonzo Musyoka for a wise Decision to put of the planned mass action, however tungepatana huko i was prepared for you”.he said.
The CS who read the president’s speech also reassured the nation that the government is committed to ensuring that the forthcoming elections are peaceful and will also be conducted in a free and fair environment.
When CORD co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka stood to address the gathering he emphasized on peaceful free and fair elections come next year. Kalonzop said the country can no longer afford to go the 2007 route which plunged the nation into violence.He said the opposition is keen and will be observing the on goings to wards the general elections and said they will not rest until they arte sure that the elections are free and fair.
Other leaders from the maasi commuinty called for peace as well saying the late John Keen was a peace loving kenyan and said the best gift that can be extended to him was to make sure that peace prevailed even after the next general elections.
John Keen died last weeked at the Aga Khan hospital Nairobi at the age of 90 years.He leaves behind three widows,children,grandchildren and great grand children.