Saturday, September 15, 2012

Magugu and Sumbeiyweo pass on

Two great Kenyan personalities, Elijah K. Sumbeiyweo and Arthur Magugu have passed on.

Sumbeiyweo who was a former Presidential Escort Commander died on Saturday morning after a long battle with pancreas cancer.Elijah, a brother to retired Army commander and Sudan’s Chief peace mediator Lt General Lazarus Sumbeiywo.

Sumbeiyweo’s Profile
Presidential Escort Commander in former President Moi’s regime
Member of Parliament for Keiyo North
Assistant Minister in the Office of the Vice President, Ministry of Planning and National Development, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Former Cabinet Minister and Githuguri MP Arthur Magugu also died on Saturday morning at his Ridgeways home after succumbing to a disease that forced him to remain confined to a ward in his house.
Magugu's Profile
Member of Parliament for Githuguri (1968-1988)
Minister of Finance (where he notably became the first Finance Minister to ever delay the reading of the Budget speech – reading it in July instead of June)
He also served as the Minister of Health  
“Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors” – African Proverb


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