Prominent and controversial Uasin Gishu farmer, businessman and politician Jackson Kibor has finally been laid to rest.
Mzee Kibor was laid to rest on Friday, April 1, 2022, at his Kabobo home in Kabenes, Soy Sub County, a few kilometers from Eldoret town.
Hundreds of locals, friends and political leaders attended the burial mass that was presided over by Retired African Inland Church (AIC) Presiding Bishop Silas Yego.
Among the political leaders that attended the burial included Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Members of Parliament Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Janet Sitienei (Turbo), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei.
A host of aspirants eyeing various elective positions in Uasin Gishu County were also in attendance.
Mzee Kibor died about two weeks ago after a long battle with Covid-19 complications.
The family said the late businessman and former counselor had contracted Covid-19 in 2020, and since then he had been put on oxygen support after the virus affected his lungs.
He died while receiving treatment at St Luke’s Hospital in Eldoret town.
Mzee Kibor, famously referred to as the Men’s Conference chairman died aged 88 years.
He has left behind three wives and 26 children.
Earlier, there was an attempt to stop the burial by three people, claiming to be Mzee Kibor’s children .
Their efforts did not materialize after an Eldoret court declined to issue orders stopping the burial.
The three, a woman and two men were seeking orders for the family to recognize them as legitimate children after a DNA is collected for a paternity test.
Hearing for the case is set for April 19, 2022.