A Teso woman compensated by George Saitotifor her three lost goats in February is mourning the death of the minister. Irene Nyaboke said the kind gesture by the fallen Internal Security minister showed him was a man who valued people.
"Death has robbed Kenya a leader who deserved to be the fourth President of Kenya. Imagine he used the same ill fated police chopper to come to Teso on February 17 and pay back my lost goats?" She wondered.
Nyaboke lost her three goats during the minister's tour on February 10 when the noise of the police chopper made them take off in fear. Saitoti handed over the three goats that he bought in a ceremony at the Kenya Revenue Authority customs yards in the presence of four Cabinet ministers, Musa Sirma East African Community, Franklin Bett (Roads), Amos Kimunya (Trade) and Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi. "I am glad to pay back the three goats in compensation for the lost ones that I may not be laid accountable for anymore," he said.
Nyaboke thanked the Minister for the kind gesture and quick response and wished him the best of luck in his Presidential campaign. Yesterday Nyaboke said she wishes to attend the Minister's burial and pass her condolence message to the widow and relatives. The chairperson Elimu ya Mtoto Msichana Foundation, Doris Wekesa said the death of Professor Saitoti and Orwa Ojode was sad for the nation.
Wekesa urged all Kenyans to drive safely and honour the Michuki rules as a honour to the fallen heroes. Veteran Teso musician Obasie Palinyang said Saitoti has left a strong legacy that will never be broken. The Musician regretted that organizers excluded him from singing for the Minister during his tour in February when he came to open the Teso South District headquarters.
He whished to be considered this time round during his burial. A Nairobi-based artist, Peter Elungat said Saitoti was passionate with heart and recalled when he had a chat with him when he opened an exhibition at Le-Rustic Restaurant in early 2000