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5 quick facts about the late Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng’ok

By Wangu Kanuri September 15th, 2022 2 min read

The Baringo Deputy Governor Charles Kipng’ok passed on Wednesday in a Kenya Airways flight that was departing to Mombasa.

His sudden death has thrown the country into mourning.

President William Ruto sent his tribute and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Mr Kipng’ok.

Ruto said, “It is extremely unfortunate that the unforgiving hand of death has robbed our country of Hon Kipng’ok at the start of his term as Deputy Governor, a role that would have enabled him to contribute to the transformation of Baringo County.”

Read the rest of the tribute here:

Here are some facts about the late Kipng’ok.

1. He was the corporate executive of KTDA

Having shaped his career in the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) and rising through the ranks from Junior Officer to General Manager, the late Kipng’ok is hailed for shaping the tea industry in both private and public corporations.

2. Pursued his Bachelor’s in a Seventh-day Adventist church-oriented university

The late Kipngok studied for his Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degree from the University of Eastern Africa (Baraton) in 1990.

3. Given the Head of State Commendation (HSc) by the late President Mwai Kibaki

Thanks to his stellar career in the tea industry, the Deputy Governor was awarded HSc for the sustainable innovations he launched in the tea industry. He pioneered the introduction of many firm goods, such as Kaisugu Classic and Asis Premium, which were named among Kenya’s most popular tea brands.

4. He was the former chairperson of the Kenya Tea Growers Association

The late Kipng’ok led the association which comprises all the largest tea Estate companies and other large-scale tea producers in Kenya.

5. Was newly sworn in as Baringo’s DG in the August 9, 2022, polls

The late Kipng’ok was second in command after the Baringo governor Benjamin Cheboi with the Cheboi-Kipng’ok ticket receiving 137,486 votes.

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