By TCD Reporter.
Kitui Governor H.E Governor Charity Ngilu On Saturday led thousands in Mourning with the Family of the Late Robert Tom Ileve.
In a statement which was delivered by Kitui County Minister for Tourism, Sports and Culture who is also the Ag. County Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Hon Patrick Koki Musau,
The dignified Governor Ngilu eulogized the late Robert Tom Ileve as an exemplary family man, a dutiful public servant, and a generous leader and benefactor of his community.
She further said that the late Robert had made great contributions to the development of his community, including the founding of Masaani Secondary School where he was also the Chairperson of Board of Management.
The late Robert Tom Ileve leaves behind a great legacy which will be missed by deeply not just by his but also by the community at large.
The late Robert Tom Ileve was brother to Kitui County Agricultural Mechanization Services (A.M.S) manager madam Dorcas Ileve.
On his part Kitui County Executive Hon Patrick Musau also eulogized the late Robert Ileve as a well dedicated man who was a man of all people and development cautious.
The County Executive highlighted the development projects done by Governor Ngilu in Kwa Vonza Ward and Kitui rural at large and which has positively impacted the livelihoods of many households. He said Governor Ngilu is going to desilt Kwamukula and repair Masimba Eath Dams as well as finishing of Masaani Dispensary.
The County Executive for Tourism further told Yatta/Kwa Vonza residents that Kwa Kilui stone Crucher management which is being put in place will incorporate the two cooperative societies of Lower Yatta Multipurpose and Kwa Vonza/Kanyoonyoo marketing cooperative which will be representing the communities in matters and management of the project including sharing of benefits from the plant where the community will be getting 49% and County Government of Kitui be getting 51% of revenue collected.
He also highlighted the initiative our able Governor has started in terms of local manufacturing of pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical products like hand sanitizers, surgical spirit, formalin, washing soaps among other items.
He lauded Governor Ngilu for her initiative of giving all learners in grade 4, class eight and form 4 students free face masks to help protect COVID-19 Virus while in school.
He further warned illegal sand harvesters cartels who are operating along River Tiva that they are soon going to be arrested and face the law since the only area where sand harvesting was allowed within Kitui County is Kiromboko in lower Tyaa as a way of desilting Kiambere Dam.
Other leaders present at the funeral ceremony were the Kenya Revenue Authority top management employees led by Commissioner Matuku, the area MCA Hon John Kisangau a.k.a Mbaki Mbaki, Agriculture and Livestock Chief Officer Mr James Mbii Songolo, Director of Agriculture Mr Francis Kitoo, area Sub-County Administrator Mr Samuel Wambua, senior Businessman Hon Ben Mwongela among other dignitaries.