President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of former Kasipul Kabondo MP and ex-Local Government Minister James Ezekiel Mbori who passed on yesterday at a Kisumu hospital.

In his message, President Kenyatta paid tribute to the late Mbori, describing him as a great Kenyan leader whose patriotism enabled him to implement projects that have continued to benefit citizens long after he resigned from active politics.

The President said Mr Mbori’s commitment as a legislator and a diligent Cabinet Minister will remain a great legacy to Kenyans.

President Kenyatta observed that the former Cabinet Minister was especially instrumental in setting up structures that have become a reference point to most public institutions.

“As we mourn and pay homage to this visionary leader, let us also celebrate his life and achievements,” President Kenyatta said.

The President prayed to the Almighty God to grant the family, relatives and friends of the late former Cabinet Minister the strength and grace to bear the loss.