Family, friends lay Ambassador Kiplagat to rest

July 22, 2017 11:29 am
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Ambassador Kiplagat died while admitted to the Nairobi Hospital/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22- Former Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Chairman Bethuel Kiplagat was buried on Saturday at his Mosoriot home in Nandi County.

Kiplagat died on Friday last week while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

He served as the chairman of the TJRC from 2009 to November 2010.

The diversity that was a part of Kiplagat’s live was evident by the people from all walks of life who paid tribute to his legacy.

Christians, Muslims, top diplomats, clergy, politicians and peace crusaders came together to pay their respects to the former Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary credited for his commitment to peace.

Religious diversity was evident as Kiplagat was born a Muslim before he embraced Christianity as a teenager attending Alliance High School.

The diversity also extended to nationalities with a heavy presence of the Malagasy community who came to condole with one of their own, Honorine Kiplagat, his widow.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has described Kiplagat as a consummate negotiator, saying it was such attributes that brought victory in his peace missions.

Retired Anglican Church Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has spoken of Kiplagat’s humility, saying even as he held senior Government positions, he humbled himself to serve others.

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