The controversial death of Jackson Kiprotich Kibor, a controversial politician, famer is dead.
His death was confirmed by his daughter Loyce Kibor where he passed on at St. Luke’s hospital in Eldoret Uasin Gishu County last night.
Kibor has died aged 88 after a long battle of illness.
He was a prominent farmer and politician who once served as KANU Chairman in Uasin Gishu during the regime of the Late President Daniel Moi who at one point captured him for telling him to pick and name his successor since he felt that Moi’s regime was coming to an end. He was later on captured and taken to State House, knelt before the president to apologize for the remarks he had made.
He later on differed with Moi and joined ODM.
Kibor was a wealthy farmer owing more than 4,000 acres of land and other properties including real estate in several parts of the county.
He was popularly referred as a veteran man cum politician but made headlines and rose to fame because of his polygamy, divorce and ugly battles with his sons over his land and for marrying the fourth wife young wife half his age who he had four children with.
The late was born in Lelmokus in Nandi County to a humble background who later on was orphaned after his parents’ death barely when he was five.
In 1981, he was elected as a chairman of the Wareng County Council current known as Uasin Gishu County and during his three-year tenure in office, he rose to become the richest man in the country.
He was a staunch AIC follower and had given land to more than eight churches and also a mosque. And also bought 45 acres of land to aid in the construction of Kipkabus Secondary School.
Kibor married four wives. The first died and later on the divorced the second and third in a court battle. He has 26 children where 16 are boys.
By Purity Nyang’ara