• Prengei died in a road accident on Monday night along Kabarak-Nakuru Road.
• Lusaka said Prengei was a man who beat great odds to join the Senate and was a great inspiration to the youth and marginalized groups.
Senators from different counties on Wednesday led by Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka met at Lee Funeral to view the body of the late nominated Senator Victor Prengei.
Prengei died in a road accident on Monday night along Kabarak-Nakuru Road.
Lusaka, Deputy Speaker Margaret Kamar, Senators Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet County), Naomi Shiyonga (Kakamega) and Mutula Kilonzo Jr (Makueni) led the legislators in giving their last respects to their departed colleague.
Lusaka said Prengei was a man who beat great odds to join the Senate and was a great inspiration to the youth and marginalized groups.
He noted that the late senator was a broad-minded and non-controversial gentleman whose cool mien will be missed.
"I am heartbroken and profoundly saddened to learn of the untimely death of Senator Victor Prengei," he said.
"On my own behalf and on behalf of the Senate fraternity, I convey my heartfelt and deepest condolences to his family and friends."
President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogised Prengei as a brilliant leader who worked tirelessly for the improvement of the welfare of Kenya's youth and minority communities.
“It is disheartening and very unfortunate that death has robbed us of an energetic young leader," Uhuru said.
Deputy President William Ruto and former vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka also sent their messages of condolence to the family of Prengei.
Ruto described Prengei as a modest and distinguished public servant who was committed to championing the plight of the minority in Kenya.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka said the Ogiek community and the country has lost a leader who represented great hope and aspirations.
"Nominated Senator Victor Prengei will be greatly cherished. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in everlasting peace," he said.
Prengei served as Vice-Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Energy, member, Committee on Powers and Privileges; and Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations.
Edited by D Tarus