A condolence message book has been opened at the Western regional headquarters in Kakamega town in honour of former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki who passed on last Friday.
Western Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru who led the exercise said the book would be available to all public servants and members of the public to pay their respects to the third President of Kenya.
He said the book would also be available at all county headquarters in the country until Thursday this week for Kenyans to pay their tribute to the late President.
The Regional Commissioner eulogized the late President for the tremendous contribution he made to the public service through introduction of Performance Contracting (PC) which has been proved as an effective tool of management for improved results in the sector.
“The former President re-energized the public sector and more so the national government administration where officers were taken for re-orientation training that greatly improved performance and boosted officer’s morale,” said Nakoru.
The administrator also remembered the late President for urging Kenyans to pay taxes to fund development projects and for the country to be self-reliant.
“The late President detested laziness and always urged Kenyans to work hard and stop idle talk and instead work together,” he added. “He always called on Kenyans to respect the law and other people’s property,” added the RC.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a mourning period with flags flying at half-mast until the late President is buried next Saturday.
The President said Kibaki would also be given a State funeral with full military honours