Praises, condolences as leaders mourn 'total man' Biwott
Led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the leaders described Biwott as a dedicated civil servant who spent his life selflessly serving the nation in various capacities. President Uhuru, in his message of condolence, said the diligence and intelligence of the ex-minister saw him shine during his tenure in the government. "These are the qualities that he put at the disposal of the Presidents he served, and of his countrymen. They were balanced by his private warmth, his wit, his attention to detail, and his love of family," said President Uhuru.
He added: "With so many others, I share their loss and we are praying that this solidarity will help give them strength to cope with their loss."
His point man in the NASA camp Musalia Mudavadi also eulogized the late ex minister as one of the least publicity seeking politicians despite his 'larger than life' personality.
"Biwott was a different kind of politician. Together with the late GG Kariuki, they represent the passing of the first generation of young technocrats at independence who later graduated into imminent political leaders of their time," said Musalia. Former President Daniel arap Moi said he has known Biwott since 1950s both being leaders from Rift Valley at then. He said Biwott who served in various ministerial positions in his government was a dedicated public servant, an astute businessman and a philanthropist who initiated community projects to alleviate the suffering of the people he represented of Keiyo.
SEE ALSO :Obado and Ruto throw jab at RailaEnergy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter expressed the shock on learning on the death of the late 77 year old noting that he once served in his current capacity during his tenure as minister. "I have learnt with tremendous sadness the passing away of our leader and friend Hon Nicholas Biwott. Total man leaves behind a rich legacy," said Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the home town of the late. Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto also took to social media to eulogize the fallen leader: "My deepest condolences to my former cabinet colleague, socio economic development dynamo and National Vision Party (NVP) founder Hon Nicholas Kiprono Biwott." Council of Governors Chair Josphat Nanok, showered the fallen leader with praises saying he was a distinguished public servant, who served in Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki's Governments from 1965 since he joined the civil service as a District Officer. "Hon Biwott was an astute politician, prominent businessman, and farmer and an educationist, whose acts of kindness touched many families in the Rift Valley and the country," said Nanok. Apart from serving in the Ministry of Trade, and Energy under Former President Daniel Moi regime, Biwott was also the Keiyo South Member of Parliament for over two decades.