Obituary Image of Hon. Benson Ogero Kegoro (HSC)

Hon. Benson Ogero Kegoro (HSC)

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We regret to announce the death of Hon. Benson Ogero Kegoro (HSC), age 90, on Thursday, 16th November 2023, peacefully at his Nyaronde home in Nyamira County.

During a long, illustrious career in politics, exemplifying rare virtue, Hon. Kegoro worked with Kenya’s first four presidents, holding various elective and honorary positions, among them as Member of Parliament for West Mugirango for two terms and as a Member of the Nyanza Regional Assembly where he was Minister for Health. Still serving later in life, Hon. Kegoro became a respected community leader, mediator, mentor and spokesman who played a leading role in managing devolution affairs in Nyamira and Kisii Counties, roles he executed with legendary
wisdom and humour.

Hon Kegoro is preceded in death by his parents, Mzee Ogero Ogero and Mama Marita Bosibori . Ogero, his wives Peris Nyaboke and Bethshua Moraa, daughter Rose Marube and son Tom Kiage, siblings Sospeter Makworo, Samuel Ogembo, Samson Makori and Jones Ooga, among others. His parents in law Pastor Ezra Ogeto and Marita Bosibori, Kiage Onsinyo and Teresa Kwamboka and Pastor Agostino Moindi and Jeria Masese also preceded him.

He is survived by his wife Tabitha Nyamokami, children Jane and Samuel Abuga, Daniel Marube, Pamela and Dr. Kennedy Ondimu, George and Nelly, Paul and Isabella, Truphena and Robert Mokua, Mary and Elijah Mokaya,Asenath and Elizaphan Nuguti, and Fred and Caroline Chebet.

His surviving siblings include Nyaboke Osiemo, Billiah Sani, Rachel Rasugu, Florence Momanyi, Christine Maranga, Samuel Ongoi, Robert Gichana and Bethuel Matena.

He is also survived by several nephews and nieces including Grace Kamau, Francis Makworo, Wollen Makori, grandchildren; Edna, Lennis, Reagan, Chris, Eric, Brian, Allan, Beryl, Tom, Linda, Waveney, Lloyd, Nicole, Natasha, Justin, Jason, Tom, Monicah, Bethswa, Joy, Emmanuel, lvy, Adrian, the late Cheryl, Bianca, Betty, Tom, Natalie, Tom, Blessy, Angel, Maxwell and great grandchildren.

A funeral and memorial service will be held today, Thursday, 30th November 2023, at The Old Sanctuary of the Nairobi Central SDA Church (Maxwell) starting from 9:00 a.m.

The final celebration of Hon. Kegoro’s life and times starts at 10.00 am on Sunday3rd December 2023, at the Menyenya Primary School in Kijauri, and will be followed by the burial at his home in Nyaronde, Nyamira County.

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