In Summary
  • Mr Ng’eny was plucked out of the public service and pushed into politics by President Moi
  • He held numerous positions in and out of government

Former Water minister Kipng’eno arap Ng’eny will be cremated at a private ceremony in keeping with his wishes.

His funeral mass will be held at the Consolata Catholic Shrine in Narobi’s Westlands on Saturday after which his body will be cremated.

Mr Ng’eny died on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital where he was receiving treatment.

He was born in 1937 in Sigowet/Soin Constituency in Kericho County.

He was an engineer by profession and was a former MP for Ainamoi Constituency. He served as a minister in President Daniel arap Moi’s regime.

Leaders on Thursday continued to send their condolences to his family.

Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony said the county had lost a hero and a leader who was always accessible and worked for the good of his constituents and the people of Kenya.

“As managing director of the (defunct) Kenya Posts and Telecommunication Corporation, Ng’eny created thousands of jobs for our people and as MP for Ainamoi, he initiated projects which are still useful 20 years down the line,” he said.

Former Roads minister Franklin Bett remembered Mr Ng’eny as a tireless and reliable public servant.

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