Matiang'i Rescues Widow After 6 Years of Misery

  • A collage image of Fred Matiang'i in the company of Land CS Farida Karoney visiting Mzee Joseph Abuga Oribo (left) and Matiang'i inspecting the house under construction (right).
    A collage image of Fred Matiang'i in the company of Land CS Farida Karoney visiting Mzee Joseph Abuga Oribo (left) and Matiang'i inspecting the house under construction (right).
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  • Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, is building a house for a widow who was unable to bury her husband for six years following a land tussle.

    Matiang'i came to the rescue of the widow after her husband, Joseph Abuga Oribo, was laid to rest last week in Kisii county.

    Upon completion, the permanent brick house in Nyamache village will host the widow of Mzee Oribo and her children.

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i inspecting a house being constructed for Mzee Joseph Abuga Oribo in Kisii County.
    Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i inspecting a house being constructed for Mzee Joseph Abuga Oribo in Kisii County.
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    The CS has already made a visit to the site to inspect the works and condole the family. He was accompanied by his lands counterpart, Farida Karoney.

    During the visit, Oribo's widow expressed her gratitude to the CSs for coming to her rescue noting that the family had found closure following the burial of her husband.

    She added that the house would go a long way in providing shelter for her, the children and grandchildren.

    During the burial, Matiang'i credited the end of the land stalemate to Karoney, who he stated took over the matter after she was approached to resolve the dispute.

    He revealed that he heard about the misery of the family through Egesa FM, a Gusii radio station run by Royal Media Services (RMS) Limited.

    "I want to thank the Land CS because when we got wind of the matter in the media and approached her, she took the matter personally and with no time the matter was resolved.

    "I am grateful because you could have decided to assign the matter to another officer and the matter could have been prolonged," he stated.
     
    Karoney, on the other hand, apologised on behalf of the government stating that the matter should have been settled years ago.

    "I want to ask for forgiveness on behalf of the government. It is shameful that a family had to go through agony all those years," Karoney stated.

    Images of a house being constructed by CS Fred Matiang'i for a widow in Kisii.
    Images of a house being constructed by CS Fred Matiang'i for a widow in Kisii.
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