The Public Investment Committee on Governance and Education has postponed its audit exercise at the Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) to mourn the college Principal Daniel Nyariki who passed on recently.
Speaking at the institution on Monday, the Committee Chairman Wamboka Wanami said that they will postpone the exercise to a later date, tentatively after the burial of the late Nyariki.
“We wish to condole with the family, lecturers and students of this institution for losing their beloved Principal,” he said.
The Chairman noted that the audit aimed to take stock of the Polytechnic’s achievements and challenges and then set on how to improve it.
Wanami, who is also the MP for Bumula Constituency, said that his team had begun compound and infrastructural inspection but they will return at a later date.
He mourned the late Nyariki as a scholar who did his work with zeal.
Former Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi also eulogized the late Nyariki as a man who held education and its development close to the heart, adding that his demise has left a huge vacuum that will take a long time to fill.
The late Chief Principal Daniel Nyariki Onywoki died at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.
According to his wife, Lucy Nyambura, who is also the Principal of Kiabonyoru Girls Secondary School, her husband’s body will be laid to rest on February 9 at Gesonso village in Kisii County.
“My husband’s body will be removed from Mona Lisa Funeral Home in Nairobi on the 8th for a night vigil at our Kiabonyoru home in Nyamira County before being taken to Kisii National Polytechnic the following Day for public viewing followed by interment at Gesonso village in Kisii County,” she said.
The late Daniel Nyariki leaves behind a wife, two sons and several grandchildren.
By Enock Okong’o
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