Former President Moi’s aide Hosea Kiplagat dies in Nairobi


Former President Moi's aide Hosea Kiplagat dies in Nairobi
Former Co-operative Bank executive chairman and Moi-era politician Hosea Kiplagat. PHOTO| COURTESY

Former Co-operative Bank executive chairman and Moi-era politician Hosea Kiplagat has passed on at his Karen home.

According to the family, Kiplagat died on Saturday morning while being rushed to a hospital in Nairobi after falling ill. He was aged 76.

Hosea Kiplagat, one of the powerful aides of the late President Daniel arap Moi was born at Kiplabal village in Baringo County.

He worked as a prison warden before he excelled to being one of President Moi’s aide in the early 80s

Hosea was a well known businessman.

He also unsuccessfully vied for the Baringo Central parliamentary seat in 2007 under the Safina party and 2012 on an ODM party ticket.

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