Mr Matiba died on Sunday the 15th at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi. He succumbed to a long illness.
Matiba will be remembered for his role in the struggle for multi-party democracy in Kenya.
After receiving the sad news of his death, President Kenyatta was among the leaders who went to the Karen Hospital to condole with his family.
Some reasons why we loved Matiba:
He has fought for freedom and multi Party in Kenya
He was paid KSh945 million by the state after a calculation error was noted in his torture case.
He was second place candidate in 1992 Kenyan elections
He was an icon for multiparty democracy
Kenneth Matiba was the first Cabinet minister to ever resign in Kenya
He was the youngest permanent secretaries to climbing the Himalayas
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Mr Matiba managed to plant the Kenyan flag at the Island Peak, becoming the first Kenyan to do so.
His entry into politics in 1979 was the most dramatic and the race in Mbiri, as it was then known, was the most watched
Kenneth Matiba was the first black Permanent Seretary of Education
“My position was so crucial that no passport could be issued to any student going overseas without my signature,” said Mr Matiba
He suffered a stroke on May 26, 1991 but state officials were not bothered to get him medical help.
He formed Saba Saba Asili, a political party
Condolences to his family and friends!