BY UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,6TH JAN,2017-Several politicians from the government and the opposition were among hundreds of mourners who attended a reguiem mass for the late former nominated member of parliament Mark Too held at the AIC Church in Milimani Nairobi on Friday.. Too well known as BWANA DAWA died at st Luke Hospital in Eldoret last week aged 64 years. The late politicians was a powerful figure in the retired president Daniel Moi regime that ended in the year 2003 having served the country for 24 years.Several leaders including the inspector of police Joseph Boinet.Boinet has remembered the late Mark Too as a humble servant of the people who served the country with dedication.calling upon the political leaders in the country to emulate the late too and have the hart of a humble servant in order to keep his spirit alive.On his side Gatundu South member of parliament Moses Kuria termed the late Too as a selfless politician who was among the many people of goodwill who stood for the country when it needed them most.He remembered his service and action durimg the KANU regime especially that of giving to the needy through the harambee spirit which was famous in the 1990s as a way of Raising money. Stephen Sang Nandi Senator called upon political leaders not tear down our country through careless talk .”Mark was a peace loving person let us shun any talk or action that could divide the nation as Mark Would have like it” he said.Others who spoke at the event included deputy speaker of the national assembly Joyce Laboso who urged the family of the late Mark to keep peace and also as politicians from the rift valley they will do whatever they can to ensure peace prevails in the country.
Cabinet secretary Eugine Wamalwa and Phyllis Kandie also remember the late Mark as a man who have left a positive mark on the continent and international.”If there as a tribute we can pay to Mark then that tribute should be peace,as we move forward towards the general election lets us ensure there is peace this si what Mark would have liked ” said CS Wamalwa.
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero remembered the late Mark as a person who fought for the agricultural sector in this country as he demonstrated in his own life as great farmer having interacted widely with him when he was the managing Director of Mumias sugar company.He also called upon politicians to use their mouth to preach peace during this electioneering year.
Amani National congress leader Musalia Mudavadi who also served as a vice president in the retired president Moi Regime remembered having met Mark in 1989 when he was only 29 years when his father passed away.He says it is the same time he was introduced to politics untill today.He said that the late Mark Too intervened in many peoples political career when they fail out with the president.As the family remain united and consult each other that is what will Mark Too a happy person where he is.
Meanwhile The mother who had moved to court in an effort to ensure the son she claims to have sired with the late politician Mark Too was involved in his burial proceedings, has withdrawn her suit.
The Too family lawyer Tom Ojienda said Friday that she had in deed withdrawn the suit but declined to state why, only stating that it was, “pre-mature.”
The complainant Fatuma Ramadhan Hassan’s lawyer Danstan Omari however,says that they took the decision to withdraw the suit as the concerns they raised in their suit papers had been addressed.
“We moved to Court on two grounds, one, that the teenage boy be included in the burial rites and two, that his fees for the year be paid for given he’s a candidate. Both of which have been addressed. As we speak he is at AIC Milimani for the requiem mass.”
Omari also sought to clear up the misinformation that they had sought to stop the burial in order to obtain DNA samples.
He explained that the DNA test was ordered in 2012 when Hassan first sued Too for support. “The test was positive and that is why he had been paying the boy’s fees.”
Ojienda had on Thursday expressed confidence that the suit would not stand in the way of Too’s burial on Monday.
His body will be transported by air from the wilson airport on Sunday to his Eldoret home and a wait his burial on Monday.