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Kisa East MCA laid to rest at his home

Kisa East member of the Kakamega county assembly (MCA) Stephen Maloba was laid to rest at his munjiti home in Khwisero Sub County on Saturday.

Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa described the late Maloba as a great leader who was committed to championing the welfare of the common man in society.

The governor assured the MCAs that the Council of Governors (CoG) is in the process of addressing modalities on how they can be given armed bodyguards.

Deputy governor Ayub Savula mourned the fallen MCA as the promoter of good governance and a man of integrity.

The county legislators led by the speaker James Namatsi called for justice in the murder of their colleague who was stabbed by a knife a month ago.

They eulogised the deceased as a selfless servant, a true patriot, and a peacemaker who will be greatly missed by the entire leadership and community at large.

“We are calling on the wheels of justice to ensure those who killed the MCA are brought to book,” said the speaker.

The MCAs raised concern about their security calling for the National government to accord them armed bodyguards.

He said the murder of Maloba is a painful reminder of the need for peaceful and respectful political discourse in the Country.

He also said that the late Maloba will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to the people of Kisa East and his passion for the development of the great County.

“The family of the late Maloba is yearning for justice. The assembly is demanding justice,” The speaker said.

Several leaders who attended the funeral included Siaya Governor James Orengo, former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya, former defense cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala, Roots party leader George Wajackoya.

Others were Mumias East Member of Parliament Peter Salasya, his Emuhaya counterpart Omboko Milemba and several MCAs.

The deceased was serving his first term and he is survived by the widow Rael Maloba and six children. The county promised to employ some of his children.

By John Ochanda

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