Businessman Mzee Jackson Kibor dies

Mzee Jackson Kibor

The late Mzee Jackson Kibor gives his speech during the first men only congress in Eldoret on October 21, 2019. Mr Kibor was key speaker at the meeting. 

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Mzee Jackson Kibor, a prominent businessman-cum-politician from Uasin Gishu county, is dead. He passed away on Wednesday at an Eldoret hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

The popular Eldoret tycoon who was nicknamed 'Chairman of the Men's Conference' had been battling an illness for a long time, his family told to the Nation.

Confirming the sad news, Mzee Kibor’s family said he passed away at St Luke orthopedic hospital where he was receiving treatment over a prolonged Covid-19 complication. Mzee Kibor had contracted Covid in late 2020 and had been using medical oxygen ever since.

The family said he had been admitted at the hospital for almost a week.

"His health worsened early this month when he was diagnosed with a kidney failure. He was undergoing dialysis," Loice Kibor, his daughter, told the Nation.

“It is sad we have lost our patriarch. We shall issue a comprehensive statement later," Ms Kibor added.

Mzee Kibor was famed as a man with many wives, hitting headlines occasionally over controversial divorce cases.

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In 2017, he made headlines after an Eldoret court allowed him to divorce his third wife, only months after divorcing his second wife with whom they had been married for over 50 years. He married a fourth wife soon after. His wife died in the 90s.

Mzee Kibor is survived by 26 children from his four marriages.