Politics took center stage during the burial of former Provincial Commissioner John Etemesi that took place at his home church ACK of Sibanga Cherangany constituency.
Leaders present at the function include ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya party leader who is also Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Transnzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba, Roads CS James Macharia, Regional Commissioner Rift Valley George Natembeya, Transnzoia Woman Rep Janet Nangabo among other leaders
Mudavadi together with Wetangula both lauded the National Assembly for passing the BBI report on Friday, with Wetangula promising that the Senate will follow suit when the motion will be discussed next week on Tuesday.
The two leaders praised MPs who voted for the Bill claiming they did show their solidarity in passing the Bill.
However, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa castigated two leaders from the county that didn’t turn up to vote for the Bill claiming they were agents of some politicians who don’t want change.
Governor Khaemba on his part distanced himself with the politics of the day but instead called upon the locals in the county to avoid tribal leaders but asked them to stay peaceful.
He appealed to leaders that are already engaging in politics to hold their horses and instead offer services to the residents.
Regional Commissioner George Natembeya echoed Governor Khaembas sentiments calling upon leaders to offer services to the electorates.
All leaders who spoke eulogized the late Etemesi as hard working servant who made sure the country gains as well as his family succeeds.
His family led by his wife Monicah Etemesi eulogized the late as a good, caring husband and father who made sure the family succeeds.
They however explained their sorrow following his demise claiming he died on the day he was celebrating his 90th birthday.
The late John Etemesi leaves behind a wife Monicah Etemesi with children and has died at the age of 90.