Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has paid his last tribute to departed Public health Chief officer Samuel King’ori terming him a dedicated,trusted confidant who believed in transforming healthcare.
In a speech read on his behalf by Nakuru CECM for health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki during a funeral service at Lanet Catholic Church,Kinyanjui noted the contribution by the late in the health sector.
Kinyanjui added that the late CO was dedicated staff who followed up on all health projects in the county.
“He was a trusted confidant who believed in transforming the healthcare.He led by example especially when COVID-19 hit out county” he stated.
On his part Nakuru County CECM for health Dr.Gichuki Kariuki revealed that the county did all that was possible to save his life but the will of God happened.
Dr.Gichuki calling on residents to continue observing the laid down COVID-19 containment measures.
“We might be doctors but there come a time that we cannot even save ourselves.Let us all continue observing the COVID-19 measures and protocols” said Gichuki.
The late King’ori would later be laid to rest at his home in lanet,Nakuru under strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
King’ori succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at The Nairobi Hospital, becoming the second high ranking Nakuru official to die of the disease after Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s Deputy Director of Political Affairs Rtd Sen Sgt Wilfred Chebochok, who died on March 16.
Mr King’ori, the man who had been at the centre of the fight against Covid-19 in Nakuru since its outbreak in March 2020, died after battling the virus for about a week.
Mr King’ori was a ‘General’ in the fight against Covid-19 in Nakuru County.
He mobilised, trained and coordinated the public health workers in the face of the pandemic, with amazing outcomes in all fronts.