Uhuru offers to educate King'ori Mwangi's son at JKUAT


• King'ori Mwangi was (retired) senior assistant Inspector General of Police.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta at Ndugamano grounds in Tetu, Nyeri, for the burial service of retired Senior Assistant Inspector General of Police Zachary King’ori Mwangi on February 17, 2024
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Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta has offered to cater for the education of late Zachary King’ori Mwangi's son currently studying at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

King'ori Mwangi was (retired) senior assistant Inspector General of Police.

“I will come together with other friends so that when he completes his education, we can give him a job opportunity so that he continues to shine his father’s star,” he stated.

Speaking in Ndugamano grounds in Tetu, Nyeri, during the burial of Mwangi, Uhuru remembered King'ori as a dedicated servant, whose impact on the educational sector would live long after his death.

The former president cited King'ori's educational foundation where he had been sponsoring needy children.

Uhuru pledged Sh1 million to an education fund in honour of King'ori, urging his friends to back the deceased's efforts to ensure the foundation does not collapse.

The former president mourned the deceased as a true son of Kenya whose service continues to give hope to many people, years after he retired from the police force.

"Without fear or favour, Kingori Mwangi was a true son of Kenya, a country he served and continued to serve even after he left service in many different ways. He consistently wanted to know what was happening in all facets of the life of Kenya," he said.

"It is not only you as a family who have lost a father, a brother and an uncle, but Kenya has also lost one of his great sons."

Uhuru eulogised King’ori as a man who exhibited great leadership skills, integrity, and dedication to service.

He said King’ori’s skills and character saw him rise through the ranks right from when he joined the Kenya Police Force in 1988 to his retirement in 2022 at his last posting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

King'ori died on Sunday, February 11 in a hospital in Nairobi where he had been admitted.

He served as a Provincial Police Officer in Mombasa, Nairobi and Western regions before being appointed as Assistant Inspector General.

He later joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was attached until his retirement.

King’ori also served as the director of operations at police headquarters, police spokesman, director of Kenya Police Campus in Kiganjo and principal assistant.

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