The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Assistant National Treasurer Kullow Mohamed Sheikh has eulogized the fallen first Vice Chairman Stanley Mutai as a true Unionist in modern times and a generous guru in the education sector.
In his condolence message seen by Education News, Kullow said that Mr. Mutai will be missed by KNUT as he was a visionary and top-notch leader.
“I used to fondly and with a light touch call him our ‘mfalme’ in the National Executive Council (NEC). I have really lost a great friend and true brother. This is a dark and sad day for me. My heart is pained,” he lamented.
He thanked the union leadership for keeping tabs on the deceased during his hospitalization by ensuring that union members visit him on a regular basis.
“The KNUT leadership was at his bedside all the time and mass prayers were observed at KNUT headquarters. Our leaders also organized for specialized treatment abroad in India together with his beloved family, in addition to organizing for enough blood donation both for his immediate and future use,” he noted.
“Finally, my condolences go to his strong family which stood with him until his last breath; the teaching fraternity from the Kericho branch and by extension teachers from the Rift Valley region who trusted him and propelled his career to this level. We at KNUT will miss you but your spirit will remain with us forever. May Brother Mutai rest in peace,” he concluded.
Mr. Mutai passed on yesterday while undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted for the last two months.
Upon his death, the deceased was serving as the KNUT Kericho branch Executive Secretary, a post he clinched after winning the 2021 elections by a landslide.
By Vostine Ratemo
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