How Uhuru, Ruto and Other Politicians Mourned Legendary Author Ken Walibora

Hours after the country was thrown into deep mourning, following the death announcement of one of the country’s legendary writers, Ken Walibora, politicians from across the divide, have joined hands to mourn the fallen hero.

The renowned linguist, author and a journalist lost his life after being knocked down by a matatu on Landhies Road on Friday last week.

The author had been missing since Friday and it was only until Wednesday mourning when his family announced that his body had been found lying at Kenyatta Nationa Hospital mortuary.

Walibora was one of Kenya’s most prolific authors, with nearly 40 book titles under his belt. Among the books that made the author famous includes; Siku Njema, Kidagaa Kimemwozea as well as Ndoto ya Amerika which were all used as a set books in Kenyan secondary schools.


Among the famous politicians who have taken to the internet to mourn the fallen author includes President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Uhuru,  in a statement released on Wednesday, described the late Ken Walibora as a polished broadcaster and prolific writer whose literary works will continue to inspire future generations.

The second in command, William Ruto, also described Walibora as an outstanding academic, ingenious author and a prolific journalist who had a charming personality and humour.

Ruto went ahead to describe Ken as a man of insight and brevity, who was a driving force with monumental energy and vision when pushing Kiswahili language-related issues.

While penning down his condolences message, ODM party leader Raila Odinga described the late as a great writer who penned great literary works that will remain etched in the memories of many.

Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen was not left behind. Kipchumba recalled how he met the legendary author while still a student but later crossed paths on some occasions when Walibora was a journalist at Nation Media Group.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula described Walibora as a humble person who grew from a humble background from the Mulembe Nation to National stardom and intellectual prowess.

Ainabkoi MP, William Chepkut on his part, described Walibora by virtue of the books he published. Chepkut maintained that the author was a man who lived such a distinguished life as a secondary school Swahili teacher, a probation officer, a Radio/TV anchor, and most importantly, a great academician.

His Rarieda counterpart Otiende Omollo also described the late as a football mate who left a big impact in the world of literature.

Famous comedian Churchill was also not left behind in mourning the profilic author.

Here are some more tweets from famous personalities across the country mourning the fallen hero;

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