In Summary
  • Mr Silala said the facility acts as a symbol of unity for the residents who have occasionally been entangled in cattle rustling.
  • The library has also kept an archive of the old pictures and items of the once powerful minister.

Twenty-eight years after the foul murder of former Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko, his memories are still fresh among the residents of Maram village in Muhoroni Sub-County where he chose to settle with his family.

His legacy lives among the younger generation who utilise the modern library and primary school named after him.

Dr Robert Ouko Memorial Library - built by the government - and the Sh26 million Dr Robert Ouko Primary School - which are constructed on land donated by Dr Ouko’s family - serve pupils from the village and those from the neighbouring Kericho County.

Mr Christopher Silala, who is the officer in charge of the library, said the facility – which can accommodate up to 250 people – acts as a symbol of unity for the residents who have occasionally been entangled in cattle rustling, is a common crime on the Kericho-Kisumu border.

“The facility is always full during the school holidays and over the weekends when students from both counties are out of school,” he said.

COLLEGE
The library has also kept an archive of the old pictures and items of the once powerful minister.

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