The County government of Trans Nzoia has erected a statue of the late famous leader and father of the multi-party system in Kenya, Henry Pius Masinde Muliro.
At the Kitale Main Stage in an event that brought leaders together, the Trans Nzoia County governor, Patrick Khaemba, said the late Masinde Muliro was a good-hearted man and a patriotic leader who could not be misled when it comes to decision-making.
Khaemba challenged other leaders in the county to adopt Masinde Muliro’s character and avoid abusive language.
The governor took the opportunity to accuse some leaders of fighting the projects he began in the county without proper reasons.
Khaemba remembered how Muliro and other leaders fought for the new Constitution that introduced multi-party in Kenya in 1992.
The bus park and the business center will also be named after the late hero as Masinde Muliro Business Center and Masinde Muliro Bus Park, respectively.
The late Mzee Masinde Muliro’s son, Musoke Muliro, appreciated the county government for recognizing the hero who fought for the entire country and the people of Western Kenya.
Henry Pius Masinde Muliro was born on June 30th, 1922, and died on August 14th, 1992 during the campaign for the restoration of multi-party democracy in Kenya in his later years.
Other Bukusu leaders present at that time included Dominic Wetangula (father of Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula) and Musikari Kombo.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.