Uhuru mourns death of officer who was in-charge of Sagana State Lodge
By Vincent Kejitan
| March 17th 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday mourned the death of Chief
Inspector of Police Pius Kipserem who was in charge of Sagana State Lodge.
The late Kipserem, who served the National Police Service
for 28 years, died in a road accident along the Oljororok-Dundori Road in
Nyandarua County on Monday.
The Head of State described him as a courageous officer who
was committed to his work.
“My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Chief
Inspector Kipserem following the tragic death of such a courageous man.
“His sacrifice in serving this great nation will be forever
remembered,” said the President.
He prayed to God to give the family comfort and fortitude at
this difficult moment of mourning.
Sagana Lodge was built in 1949–1950 as a royal residence and
was a wedding present in 1947 to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh from the
colony whilst they were in Kenya.
The lodge was leased to the couple by the government of
The lease to Sagana Lodge was given back to Kenya in 1963
and in 1976 it, along with several other official residences of the President
of Kenya were declared protected zones.
The lodge's most prominent use, in independent Kenya's
history was when Mwai Kibaki, then the President of Kenya, and Raila
Odinga, used the site as a retreat to come to an agreement on Kenya's grand
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