Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney is in mourning following the death of her father Mzee Edward Kiprotich Karoney.
Information shared by State House on social media indicates that Kiprotich, 74, died in a road accident on Tuesday evening.
Mzee Karoney, 74, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Kapsabet Referral Hospital in Nandi County following a traffic accident along Kapsabet-Eldoret Road.
In his message of comfort, the Head of State 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,” Uhuru eulogised.