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Mzee Jackson Kibor to be buried on April 1, says family

Eunita Kibor and Naomy Jeptoo at Jackson Kibor’s Kabenes home in Soy, Uasin Gishu County. [Peter Ochieng]

Prominent Uasin Gishu businessman and farmer Jackson Kibor will be buried on April 1, the family has confirmed.

The controversial politician will be laid to rest at his home in Kabenes, just next to his first wife, Mary Kibor, who died in 2010.

In the meantime, the family is going on with burial preparations as they await some of their kin, who reside outside the country, to arrive before burying the patriarch.

The family said that they have settled on burying Kibor at his Kabenes farm.

Kibor owned various farms in Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu Counties where his four wives lived.

Jackson Kibor, 88, died at St Luke’s Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital in Eldoret. [Peter Ochieng, Standard]

“Mzee will be buried in Kabenes because that is where he has been living. Some of our children have arrived home from diaspora while others are yet to arrive and that is the reason why we have put the funeral date in April, ” said Naomi Kibor, who is the businessman’s third wife.

Mzee Kibor, 88, died on Wednesday night, March 16, at St Luke’s Hospital in Eldoret after a long illness.

The family said that Kibor had been on medicated oxygen since October 2020 when he contracted Covid-19.

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