Busia Chief Officer for Water, Irrigation, Environment and Natural Resources Timon Otieno Mboga was on Saturday laid to rest at his Nyalg’anya home, Nyakach Constituency in Kisumu County.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong County led the County Staff in giving their colleague a befitting send off. Also in attendance was Busia First Lady Judy Ojaamong, two Chief Executive officers Bernard Yaite (Public Works), Martin Kafwa (Youth and Sports), Leonard Obimbira (Finance), County Secretary Nicodemus Mulaku, County Public Service Board Secretary, Rev. Charles Orodi, six MCAs led by Chief Whip Tony Onyango and 13 chief officers.
The Governor eulogized Mboga as an ardent and passionate believer in not only discharging his duties diligently but also initiating and overseeing various development projects within his jurisdiction.
He said Mboga changed the department of water by implementing projects in time, adding that he went out of the way to solicit for technology that saw the launch of solar powered boreholes which led to the reduction of water-borne diseases.
” Mboga had an agenda for Busia County and was enthusiastic. He could not engage in jokes while discharging his duties. We have lost a very dedicated servant within a short time.
We shall continue working with the people of Nyakach and the rest of Kenya considering that Busia is a cosmopolitan county with many communities living together,” said Ojaamong .
Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor said Ojaamong is one of the few Governors who did not just think about his voters to engage somebody but “you went out of your way, out my very good relationship that you engaged somebody from Nyakach who is not your voter.”
Kenya Forest Service Senior Deputy Director where Mboga worked for 18 years before joining Busia County, Esau Omollo said the late was an excellent skill developer who only rewarded success.
“Mboga never used to hide his character and liked only hard work. He had space for idlers, that was Timon’s motto which is a burden for us to copy. He was a conservator who left a mark,” he said.
Photos: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong pays his respects to Chief Officer for Water Timon Mboga before his burial in Nyakach on Saturday. He is flanked by Chief officer in the Governor’s office Otieno Okwach (right).