Professor Sam Ongeri eulogised Mukora who chaired the committee set up for the development of Nyayo National Stadium and played an important role in negotiating for a grant for Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani as a dedicated administrator who understood the value of sports to a nation and its people.

He fondly remembered working closely with the late Mukora in running athletics in Kenya.

Among those who sent messages of condolences is former President of the Republic of Kenya Mwai Kibaki who attributed most of Kenya’s success in various sports to Mukora.

The Principal Secretary for Sports and Culture Ambassador Kirimi Kaberia represented his ministry in paying tribute to Mukora.

Athletics Kenya President Retired Lt General Jackson Tuwei, Chairman of the Kenya National Sports Council Nderitu Gikaria and New KCC Chairman Matu Wamai were among those who shared their memories of the late Mukora and his contribution to sports both locally and internationally.

Tributes also came from Major Rtd Masden Madoka, a former chairman of Amateur Boxing of Kenya and current National Olympic Committee of Kenya president Dr Paul Tergat.

In 2010, Mukora was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease that has no known cure. He passed away on December 27, 2018 and will be buried today at his Marua home in Nyeri County.

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