President Ruto mourns the sudden death of Deputy Governor Charles Kipng’ok
Hours after Kenya Airways announced the death of a passenger at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), President William Ruto sent in his tribute.
According to the airline, the passenger later identified as Baringo County Deputy Governor Charles Kipng’ok died after experiencing breathing difficulties while boarding Flight KQ612.
The flight was set to depart for Mombasa at 1900 hours.
Ruto in his statement said, “The sudden death of my friend Charles Kipng’ok is a big blow not only to his family, friends, Government and residents of Baringo County but to the entire country, especially the tea sub-sector where he excelled for decades.”
He continued, “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.”
Ruto also expressed his sincere condolences to the family.
“To the family of Hon Kipng’ok, Governor Benjamin Cheboi and the people of Baringo County, I pray that God the Almighty grant you the fortitude and comfort to overcome the loss of your kin, colleague and leader.”