Leaders from Kericho County on Tuesday led area residents in condoling the family, relatives and friends of the late Isaiah Cheluget, a former provincial commissioner.
Led by Kericho governor, Paul Chepkwony and Energy Cabinet Minister, Charles Keter, the leaders said they learnt of the sudden death of the late career administrator with shock and called for peace and calm in the family at this time of grief.
The late Cheluget passed on at Kisumu’s Aga Khan Hospital on Monday where he had been admitted following a short illness.
In a condolence message to the family, Keter described the former P.C as a hard working leader who served the nation with zeal and dedication adding that he will be remembered as .one of the best provincial commissioners Kenya has ever had.
Governor Chepkwony said, The Kalenjin community has lost one of its greatest sons-a highly respected cultural leader who worked towards preserving our cultural identity as a people.
Cheluget was one of the first Kenyan provincial commissioners to serve during President Jomo Kenyatta’s government after independence.
After retirement from the Public Service, Cheluget also served as commissioner with the Nyayo Tea Zone Authority, Electoral Commission of Kenya and at the time of his death, he was Chairman of Kipsigiis Council of Elders (Bureti Chapter).
Source: Kenya News Agency