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Remembering Hon. John Michuki

21 Feb

Standard Online

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Hon. Michuki. In a comment posted on Standard Online, I noted the following: “Now passes on a man who embodied all that is great in public service and the ingenuity of leadership for the benefit of a nation without putting ego or self first. The Bible tells us all have sinned but in the passing of this great man, let’s remember him for the great things he did in life and contributions to our country’s continued struggle to find home to itself. May he rest in peace.”

As we remember him, I recall the last time I saw him was in New York last year and sitting next to him at a dinner involving others as well and after glancing at the menu briefly, he looked at me, grinning and asked that I suggest what he should have.

Now, here is this Mzee giving me this heavy responsibility but I happily obliged albeit nervously so, wondering if he would take one bite and send me scrambling to fetch him nyama choma.

Fortunately, he liked it and as we left after that long dinner, he invited me to visit him when next in Nairobi. Unfortunately, that did not materialize as he was out of the country when I next came to Nairobi but was planning to do so the next time; a meeting which sadly now will not be.

As I have seen someone say elsewhere on the Internet, he will be remembered for many good and bad things but I will always remember him for the good things.

My heartfelt condolences to his family and again may he RIP.

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Politics, Social

 

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4 responses to “Remembering Hon. John Michuki

  1. J.W. Wang'aha

    February 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    For all all the years that I have lived in Kenya as an adult, the late Hon. Michuki is the only Minister whom I can confidently and without blinking an eye bear witness anywhere, anytime that he was indeed an action oriented Man.

    Jason Wang’aha.

     
  2. Nathan

    February 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    John Michuki was among all all traitors in kenya eg.all MPs, Ministers, Presidents, all kenyans imitating late Jomo Kenyatta. Kenyans are in tent 4 years now. I visited Michuki’s Office Nairobi; Raila’s Office Nairobi; Ngiro’s Office at Water House Nairobi and other govenment offices but chasen away like a cat drunk kids milk because I had no nyama choma. It is most beter if all kenyans are perished away because we are not in Love to our kenyans in tent four (4) now. Luke 9:59-62. Metthew 8:21-22. First Thessalonians 4:9-15. Philippians 2:1-5. We call ourselves Christians but pagans are more fair than all kenyans.

     
  3. Nathan

    February 22, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    John Michuki was among all all traitors in kenya eg.all MPs, Ministers, Presidents, all kenyans imitating late Jomo Kenyatta. Kenyans are in tent 4 years now. I visited Michuki’s Office Nairobi; Raila’s Office Nairobi; Ngiro’s Office at Water House Nairobi and other govenment offices but chasen away like a cat drunk kids milk because I had no nyama choma. It is most beter if all kenyans are perished away because we are not in Love to our kenyans in tent four (4) now. Luke 9:59-62. Metthew 8:21-22. First Thessalonians 4:9-15. Philippians 2:1-5. We call ourselves Christians but pagans are more fair than all kenyans. Spiritually we are all dead like John Michuki and others buried like late Jomo Kenyatta as they cannot LOVE as they connot IMAGINE the kenyans in tent within 4 years today. Wakeup kenyans and be resurrected to become alive THIS TIME HENCEFORTH.

     
  4. Margaret S. Maringa

    February 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    I was privileged to serve with Bwana John Michuki in the Development Committee of the Catholic Diocese of Murang’a and was quite impressed by three (3) distinct characteristics of an outstanding Mugikuyu patriarch:

    1. His quiet and respectful approach towards all men and women irrespective of their socio-economic status.

    2. His generosity and down-to-earth approach to community issues which empowered our diocese to reach way beyond our dreams.

    3. His gentle but firm leadership which has been transmitted to his children and extended family.

     

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