Tuesday, May 14, 2019- Former Head of Public Service and renowned businessman, Jeremiah Kiereini, has passed on in Nairobi aged 90.
A shrewd investor, Kiereini was linked with several blue chip companies including East African Breweries Limited (EABL) CFC Stanbic Holdings and Unga Group.
Before settling in business, Kiereini was a long serving public servant who headed the public service during President Daniel arap Moi’s presidency in the 1980s.
Until, his death, he was the chairman of CMC Motors.
The businessman leaves behind a widow, Emma Muringo Kiereini who made history as the first African to become Chief Nursing Officer of Kenya and three children.
In 2017 his son Githae Kiereini was found dead in his house where the 47 yr old was living alone. In 2010 his other son Mburu, diagonised with motor neurone disease was also found dead.
He was a brother in law to Royal Media Services Chairman SK Mcharia and Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria, Njeru Githae.
President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, friends and relatives of Kiereini describing him as a towering reform minded public servant and patriotic Kenyan who served his country with distinction.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.