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Former national assembly clerk laid to rest

The  body of immediate  former National Assembly Clerk, Justin Bundi  was laid to rest at Kinoro village on Wednesday  in  a  sendoff ceremony attended by leaders from across the country.

Among  leaders  present  were  Senate Deputy  Speaker, Kithure  Kindiki, Tharaka  Nithi Governor, Muthomi  Njuki,

Chuka  Igambang’ombe MP, Patrick  Munene, his  Taita  Taveta  counterpart, Naomi  Shaban  and  the County women  representative, Beatrice Nkatha.

The  leaders  eulogized  the late clerk as a diligent civil servant who played a key role in transition from unicameral to bicameral legislature.

In  a  condolence message read by the County Commissioner, Beverly Opwora, President Uhuru Kenyatta described  the  late  clerk as dependable and noted that his demise had left a void in Kenya and East Africa region that  was hard to fill.

Prof. Kindiki  asked  civil servants to emulate the impeccable commitment that the deceased demonstrated in his career.

Njuki  noted  that  the deceased was so close to the community and that he initiated a lot of developments such as Kirubia  stadium.

“He  also played  a key role in tarmacking of Chuka town and we will ensure that all his projects are completed so that  his  legacy lives on,” the governor promised.

The  late Bundi started his career in public service as a District officer and joined Parliament in 1994 as a clerk

assistant. In 2004 he became the clerk of EALA.

He  was  appointed the clerk of the National Assembly in 2012 where he served until his retirement in March 2017.

He  died  at  the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi recently while undergoing cancer treatment. He leaves behind a widow, seven  children and several grandchildren.

By  Kenneth Marangu

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