Teachers in Narok County are mourning the death of Paul Lepore, who was until his death yesterday the branch Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General
Hundreds of teachers led by KNUT Narok branch chairman Robert Simoto met in a local hotel where they mourned the fallen leader saying the entire county had suffered a major blow.
“I am still very shocked by the news that I received today concerning Mr. Lepore. He was a great leader who was recognized by many for his great role in fighting for the rights of the teachers in the county,” reiterated Simoto.
The late Lepore, who died at the age of 48 years while on the way to hospital yesterday morning, is survived by a wife and six children and was serving his fifth year as the branch secretary.
According to the family spokesperson Patrick Lepore, the late teacher started feeling unwell a month ago and was admitted at Narok Referral Hospital before being discharged a week ago.
However, on Tuesday night, he fell sick again and was rushed to the same facility for treatment where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“We have not established the real cause of his death. We are waiting for the post-mortem examination that will reveal the real cause of his death,” said the family spokesperson.
The late Lepore will be remembered as a leader who united teachers and pushed for employment of teachers who had not been employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to be absorbed.
The late had also declared interest in vying for the Narok North Parliamentary seat with a promise to push for more development projects in the county.
By Ann Salaton