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