Requim service for the late politician Nicolas Biwott held in Nairobi ahead of Burial on Thursday

Requim service for the late politician Nicolas Biwott held in Nairobi ahead of Burial on Thursday

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH JULY 2017-Friends and family members gathered at the AIC church milimani in Nairobi  Monday for the requiem service for the late politician Nicolas Biwot.Among the attendees were Cabinet secretaries Amina Muhamed,Treasury’s   Henry Rotich,Fomer prime minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga,former  Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete  among others.All those who spoke told of a man who during his days was generous and humble who always was willing to assist those who went to him for help.

His  widow Hannie Kiprono  remembered him as a noble and humble man Speaking during a requiem service  Hannie said her late husband never prided himself for his good deeds or try to elevate himself through his connections.She described Kenya’s second President Daniel arap Moi as her husband’s role model from his primary school days.

“He always spoke fondly of Mzee Moi as his role model from the time he was in primary school. His love for Moi sometimes even rivalled his love for me,” she told mourners.

Biwott’s children led by Investment Secretary Esther Koimett said their father was generous, supportive and proud of them all.

“Nicholas Biwott was a Statesman in thought, word and deed. As a sponsor of education, his other passion was the development of education in Kenya especially the education of girls,” she stated.

His grandchildren described him as a person who valued discipline and focus and was also brilliant in decoding politics.

 “The memory that has stuck with me throughout my life is when you told me to never let bullies influence my happiness and to always be strong,” one of his grandson’s said.
Former Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete  remembered  Biwott  when  he worked as minister for trade where at the moment he was also  an official in the  government and he was instrumental in signing treaties meant to improve trade between kenya and Tanzania.Others who spoke included former haed of civil service Francis Muthaura.

Biwott’s body is scheduled to be transported to Elgeyo Marakwet on Wednesday ahead of burial on Thursday.

The former minister  will be buried at his home in Tot village in Chebior sub-location.

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