Nkaissery, Saitoti feted in Kajiado for community service
Former security ministers the late Joseph Nkaissery and late George Saitoti were among 20 individuals from Kajiado county who were feted for their service to community during the Mashujaa day celebrations yesterday.
The individuals included former paramount chiefs and famous Maasai Oloiboni (spiritual leaders). They were awarded with lifetime achievement awards.
Hellen Nkaissery and Margaret Saitoti received the awards on behalf of their late spouses who died in office in 2017 and 2012, respectively.
Loise Mpayiai Nkaaka was feted for setting the trend in education of the girl child and being the first Maasai girl to go to a formal school while Prof Geoffrey ole Maloi was celeberated for being an expert in Veterinary Medicine and offering effective academic leadership at various institutions of higher education.
Most of the individuals feted are deceased, but their families received the awards on their behalf.
Kajiado governor Joseph Lenku said dedicated individuals are always forgotten by current administration despite being role models.
“These selfless individuals put their country before their interests,” said Lenku.
At the same time, Lenku rallied Kajiado leaders to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. Kajiado Senator Philip Mpaayei who is allied to deputy president, William Ruto, however, maintained that downtrodden and jobless youth must be recognised and empowered countrywide.
Kajiado county assembly speaker Johnson Osoi said the strong foundation of the country was laid by our selfless forefathers who needed to be celebrated.