Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney has lost her father in a road accident.
The death was confirmed by State House throught a press statement.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to Lands Cabinet Secretary Faridah Karoney and family following the death of her father Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney,” State House said in the statement on Tuesday.
Mzee Karoney died on Tuesday afternoon at Kapsabet Referral Hospital in Nandi county following a traffic accident along Kapsabet-Eldoret Road.
In his message of comfort, the President mourned Mzee Karoney as a respected elder, a successful farmer and a strong champion for education.
“It is unfortunate that we have lost Mzee Karoney when we still needed his wise counsel as an elder. We have lost a man who cherished and was a strong champion for education in his community as can be seen through his children.
“Mzee Karoney will be remembered by many for his farming exploits and as a mentor for young farmers in Nandi County,” the President eulogised.
Uhuru said death had robbed the nation of a warm, outstanding and gifted elder whose legacy will live on for many generations to come.
“It is my prayer that the Almighty God will give you the strength and courage to bear the loss,” the President encouraged Karoney and the family.
ODM leader Raila Odinga tweeted, “My condolences to the family of Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney, father to my friend CS @Faridakaroney , who passed away this evening. Mzee Karoney earned respect as a steady tea grower in Nandi County. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
Deputy President also joined the leaders in condoling with the Karoney.
“We have lost a pillar, a role-model and a tireless servant of the community. Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney, father to CS for Lands @Faridakaroney , was a hardworking and progressive man who diligently offered counsel to the society. Undoubtedly, his legacy will endure forever,” he tweeted