RIP

Uhuru condoles with family of Paul Ngei over son's death

Seventy four - year - old Joseph Ngei passed away on Friday last week at a Machakos hospital.

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•The president on Tuesday eulogised Joseph as a successful farmer and businessman.

•Seventy four - year - old Joseph Ngei passed away on Friday last week at a Machakos hospital.

Kenya's freedom fighter Paul Ngei's son Joseph Kioli Ngei.
Kenya's freedom fighter Paul Ngei's son Joseph Kioli Ngei.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the family of Kenya's freedom fighter Paul Ngei following the death of the late veteran politician's son Joseph Ngei.

Seventy four - year - old Joseph passed away on Friday last week at a Machakos hospital.

The president on Tuesday eulogised Joseph as a successful farmer and businessman who contributed immensely to Kenya's socioeconomic transformation through his agricultural exploits over the years.

President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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"I have received the news of the passing away of Mr Joseph Kioli Ngei with a heavy heart. Joseph was a steadfast and highly accomplished Kenyan professional who served the country successfully in various responsibilities over the years," Uhuru said.

"He will be remembered mostly for his exploits in commercial farming and business where he excelled and contributed significantly to our country's agricultural transformation through mechanization and adoption of high value commercial crops." 

Before retiring into large scale commercial agriculture and business in Machakos county, Joseph worked for several leading Kenyan corporations among them Muhoroni Sugar Company and the East African Breweries Limited.

The Head of State prayed to God to grant the Ngei family, friends and relatives of the late Joseph the fortitude and strength at this difficult period of mourning.