Top TV news anchor, Jeff Koinange has honored a promise he made to the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth.
The Emmy award winning Koinange on Saturday (31.08.19) publicized on social media that he had launched ‘The Ken Okoth library’ at Mbagathi Girls in Kibra to honour the fallen hero.
“Folks… Almost two years ago, former Kibra MP, the late Ken Okoth challenged me on the bench to build a library for the kids at Mbagathi High School! He called it the Jeff Koinange library. Today, we have started stocking the shelves with books,” he highlighted.
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Folks…Almost TWO years ago, former KIBRA MP, the LATE Ken Okoth CHALLENGED me on the BENCH to build a LIBRARY for the kids at MBAGATHI High School!!…He called it the "JEFF KOINANGE LIBRARY"…Today, we have started STACKING the shelves with books and on TOP of that…RENAME the library the "KEN OKOTH MEMORIAL LIBRARY"…Btw you can Donate books anytime….Spread THE WORD!! @xtiandela @maktabas_inc @rcnairobieast #PromiseFulfilled #RIPKenOkoth #EachOneTeachOne #ReadingIsLife
The JKL show host went ahead and stated that the library would be named after the late MP.”On top of that I will rename the library the ‘Ken Okoth Memorial Library’ By the way, you can donate books anytime,” he concluded.
The recently deceased Kibra MP had invested a lot in promoting education in Kibra, as well as creating various platforms for children to express themselves artistically.
The two had shared hearty moments on Koinange’s highly acclaimed TV show, where Okoth is remembered for the elaborate articulation of his overall dream for Kibra, a dream he fought for until his last breath.
Okoth was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer, a fact he chose to make public on February 2019 and as reported by The Sauce, he passed on the 26th of July 2019 shortly after returning from France for treatment.