The late Mzee Edward Karoney the father to lands CS Farida Karoney has been laid to rest in Nandi County.
Mr. Edward died on Tuesday after he was knocked down by a speeding motorbike in Kapsabet County.
At the time of the accident, he is reported to have parked his car as was knocked down by the motorbike as he crossed the road to meet someone on the other end of the road.
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He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to the injuries at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital with the rider of the motorbike admitted at the same hospital.
His death saw the Head of State, his deputy, former Prime Minister among others mourn him describing him as a great counsel to the society.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family of Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney who passed away in a road accident this evening. Mzee Karoney, 74, was Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida karoney’s father.” Said President Uhuru
“We have lost a pillar, a role-model and a tireless servant of the community. Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney, father to CS for Lands Farida karoney, was a hardworking and progressive man who diligently offered counsel to the society. Undoubtedly, his legacy will endure forever.” Said DP Ruto.
“My condolences to the family of Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney, father to my friend CS Farida karoney, who passed away this evening. Mzee Karoney earned respect as a steady tea grower in Nandi County. May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace.” Said ODM Party leader Raila Odinga.