Kalonzo visits ailing Mulinge
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka led Ukambani leaders in visiting former Cabinet minister general (rtd) Jackson Mulinge who is ailing at his home in Kathiani at the weekend. The leaders praised Mulinge for his illustrious career in the military and politics. Mulinge, who suffered a stroke last year sat in silence as he has also lost his speech and mobility and is confined to a wheel chair.
The VP said Mulinge saved the country in 1982 when rebels in the Kenya Airforce attempted to over throw the government. Mulinge led loyal forces in crushing the attempted coup against former President Moi's government. Also present was the joint government whip in Parliament Johnson Muthama, MPs Daniel Muoki, Victor Munyaka, Peter Mathuki of the East Africa Legislativ Assembly and the chief executive of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, Daniel Yumbya. "General Mulinge is a perfect example of a true patriot who has served his country well and we should all strive to emulate him as we wish him swift recovery," Kalonzo said.
Mulinge, who was at home with his two wives, blinked from time to time acknowledging his visitors. The VP also gave the former chief of general staff a gift of a woollen blanket to "keep warm during this cold season" and praised his family for taking good care of him. Yumbya,a long time personal assistant of Mulinge while in politics said the general was regularly recieving visitors from far and wide despite his condition. Mwala mp,pastor Muoki prayed for the general and his family while Muthama came a long with a gospel music group which entertained the former army general and his family with two songs.