Kitutu Eastâ€™s Independence MP Makone Ombese is Dead
News reaching us indicates that Kitutu Eastâ€™s independence Member of Parliament Mr. Makone Ombese is dead. Mr. Ombese who served as the first elected MP for Kitutu East Constituency (currently Kitutu Masaba) passed away on Wednesday after a short illness.
Mr Ombese served in Parliament from 1963 to the early 70s; chaired the Pyrethrum Board of Kenya in the 80s before retiring to embark on tea farming and cattle rearing at his expansive Tindereti farm in Borabu Constituency. He served in Parliament with other Gusii luminaries such as George Morara (West Mugirango), Dr Zachary Onyonka (Kitutu West), Atebe Marita (Borabu-North Mugirango), James Nyamweya (Nyaribari) and Mogunde Anyieni (Majoge Bassi).
In paying his tribute after learning the demise, Nairobi based lawyer and politician Shadrack Mose described Mr. Ombese as an accomplished astute politician who served his people selflessly without discrimination. â€œHis development record is impeccable as he founded schools such as Nyambaria (a national boys secondary school), Gekano, Nyakongo and many others. He requires a befitting send off and now that is our mandate to see it is done,â€ he added.