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Baringo Senator Gideon Moi mourns an 'astute technocrat'

By Standard Reporter | Published Thu, July 3rd 2014 at 00:00, Updated July 2nd 2014 at 21:30 GMT +3
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi mourns an 'astute technocrat'
The late Kipng'eno arap Ng'eny.

Kenya: Baringo Senator Gideon Moi mourned the death of former Water Minister Kipng'eno arap Ng'eny, saying Kenyans have lost a diligent man, a forthright leader, astute technocrat and generous spirit.

He paid glowing tribute to Ng'eny saying his service to the nation was superbly demonstrated during his time in public service, where he was involved in development and social activities far beyond his call of duty.

This was in reference to Ng'eny's tenure at the defunct Kenya Post and Telecommunications Corporation as Managing Director, Member of Parliament and Cabinet member.

Mr Moi also praised Ng'eny's sterling performance as a farmer, entrepreneur, and social mobiliser, especially at his birthplace, describing him as a good role model for young Kenyan professionals juggling their careers with farming and business activities.

He wished the family God's grace at this moment of grief and asked them to seek solace in the fact that the patriarch left a legacy many praise, few would forget, and which will long outlive him.

Also mourning Ngeny's death was former Assistant minister Joseph Kimkung, who recounted lessons he learnt from the former minister on management, time consciousness and self-discipline, when he served with him in the board of Soin Sugar Company.

He eulogised the former minister as a soft-spoken leader but with good networking skills and exemplary business prowess.

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