Former President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the burial of retired Senior Assistant Inspector General of Police Zachary King’ori Mwangi at Ndugamano grounds in Tetu, Nyeri County. He spoke highly of King’ori, praising his leadership skills, integrity, and dedication to service.

King’ori, who passed away on February 11, 2024, was remembered for his exceptional leadership qualities and unwavering commitment to his duties. His illustrious career in the Kenya Police Force spanned over three decades, starting in 1988 and culminating in his retirement in 2022 while serving at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Throughout his career, King’ori held various esteemed positions within the police force, including Provincial Police Officer roles in Mombasa, Nairobi, and Western regions, as well as appointments as Assistant Inspector General and director of operations at police headquarters. Additionally, he served as the police spokesman and held leadership positions at the Kenya Police Campus in Kiganjo.

The funeral proceedings commenced with the cortege departing from Lee Funeral Home at 7:00 am, followed by a solemn funeral service at Ndugamano starting at 10:00 am. Prior to the burial, family and friends gathered for prayer meetings at several locations, including the All Saints Cathedral, Public Service Club, Hazina Estate Nairobi, King’ori’s residence in Nyeri town, the family home in Ndugamano, and Ibis Hotel in Nyeri.

King’ori’s colleagues remembered him as a dedicated professional who remained steadfast in his work until his retirement in 2021 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age. His contributions to the police force and his character have left a lasting impact on those who had the privilege of working alongside him.

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