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Uhuru attends King'ori Mwangi's funeral & offers money to support his initiative

"It is not only you as a family who have lost a father, a brother and an uncle, but Kenya has also lost one of his great sons." Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogized.

Uhuru attends King'ori Mwangi's funeral in Nyeri with DP Gachagua also expected

Retired President is in Nyeri county attending the funeral service of the late police boss King’ori Mwangi with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua also expected at the event.

The funeral service for the former police boss is underway at his home in Ndugamano, Tetu in Nyeri County where his burial is set to take place.

Uhuru eulogized King’ori as a great leader who was dedicated to serving his country.


"Without fear or favour, Kingori Mwangi was a true son of Kenya, a country he served and continued to serve even after he left service in many different ways. He consistently wanted to know what was happening in all facets of the life of Kenya.

"It is not only you as a family who have lost a father, a brother and an uncle, but Kenya has also lost one of his great sons." Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogized.

"May the Almighty Lord grant his family grace and fortitude during this difficult period," Uhuru stated.

The former police boss left a mark in educational sector where he had been sponsoring needy children.


Uhuru urged mourners to carry on with the noble initiative and channel funds to the foundation to keep Mwangi’s legacy intact and ensure that the foundation does to collapse.

He disclosed that he would offer Sh 1 million to the foundation to educate children from needy backgrounds and urged the deceased’s friends and well-wishers to carry on with the work.

"Despite the adversity that he personally went through, he never gave up; he had that foundation at Strathmore that he continued to support and ask for money...the great things he has set, let us continue. In memory of my friend and brother, I pledge Ksh.1 million into the fund so that it may continue to educate more and more children," Uhuru added.

King'ori Mwangi's rise

Mwangi who served as Assistant Inspector General of Police breathed his last at a Nairobi Hospital on Sunday, February 11 2024 where he was undergoing treatment.


“We wish to inform the public of the death of Mr. Kingori Mwangi, a retired police officer. Kingori passed on this morning at a Nairobi hospital where he was receiving treatment. The family will update the public on the burial plans". Read a brief statement by the family.

King’ori Mwangi began his career in law enforcement with the Kenya Police Service, where he rose through the ranks to become a prominent figure within the organisation.

His ascent to power was notable for his appointment as the Nairobi Provincial Police Officer (PPO), a position that he held in other key regions as well, including Nairobi, the Coast, and Western provinces.

Notably, Mwangi's appointment as PPO at the relatively young age of 37 set him apart in the police force, where he found himself supervising older officers under his command.


He was also appointed director of operations at police headquarters, police spokesman, director of the Kenya Police Campus in Kiganjo, and principal assistant to the Deputy Inspector General of Kenya Police.


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