Written By:KBC reporters/Wikipedia, Posted: Wed, Feb 22, 2012
The late Environment Minister John Michuki will be laid to rest on Tuesday next week at his rural home in Kangema.
A requiem mass will be held on Monday at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands.
President Mwai Kibaki has directed that flags be flown at half-mast for 3 days starting Thursday, in honour of the the Kangema MP.
John Njoroge Michuki was born at Muguru village, Iyego Location, Kangema Division in Murang’a County in December 1932.
Michuki emerged as one of the prominent and long-serving civil servants and politicians as well as a businessmen in Kenya.
He served Kenya in various capacities, including Permanent Secretary in the Finance Ministry, Chairman of the Kenya Commercial Bank, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister.
Michuki had a reputation as a “ruthless” and efficient manager, and was widely acknowledged as among the best performing ministers in President Kibaki’s Government.
He was serving as the Minister for Environment and National Resources at the time of his demise.
He was enrolled at Muguru Primary School in 1941, a year after his father’s demise. In 1943 young Michuki dropped out of school as a result of financial problems.
He travelled to Nairobi where he worked briefly in tailoring-related works where he fixed buttons and made button holes for the uniforms of the Pioneer Corp Unit, during the Second World War. Read More: http://kbc.co.ke/news.asp?nid=75105