Kenya Mourns a fallen hero.

President Uhuru Kenyatta ,has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, relatives, and friends of the Chairman of the Samburu County Public Service Board Mr Bernard Saidimu Lenaronkoito, who died on Wednesday.

The president described Mr Lenaronkoito as a selfless and dedicated man who devoted the prime of his life to the service of the nation, especially the development of Samburu County.

“His devotion and commitment to his work in the positions he served at the national and county governments will forever remain etched in our minds,” the President said.

President Kenyatta said Mr Lenaronkoito was equally generous, cheerful and friendly.

“To everyone who knew and had the opportunity to interact with him, Mr Lenaronkoito was a person of enormous influence and outstanding ability. His wise counsel and guidance will, indeed, be missed by many, particularly at the Samburu County Public Service Board,” President Kenyatta said.

He added: “At this time of sorrow and grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, relatives, and friends of Mr Lenaronkoito.”

Samburu Public Service Board chairman Bernard Saidimu Lenaronkoito collapsed and died during a meeting on Wednesday.

County spokesperson Marmalei Loronyokwe said Lenaronkoito was pronounced dead upon arrival at the county referral hospital.

The 71-year old had a wife and five children.