Egerton University is mourning the untimely death of one vocal Kennedy Wanga who till his demise was the Director of Security Catering and Accomodation. Wanga passed on Wednesday morning after being hit by a speeding car.
Students retreated to social media to pay tribute to the fallen comrade.
Students Union of Egerton University chair Frederick Juma eulogised Wanga describing him as a passionate fearless leader yet humble and dedicated to service whose future ambitions was nothing more than servitude. This is what Juma posted Egerton Campus Life Facebook group.
At exactly 10:58 pm yesternight, Wanga called me congratulating me for completing 8-4-4, and as usual, we joked, laughed and chided one another. I had told him to come and continue helping students, and unite my fellow comrades from Western, something that we belatedly fought together last year.
Wanga,to me is a leader, a great leader indeed, whom to-date, I believe was just denied a chance even after being declared the winner in his directorate seat of Accommodation in SUEU.
Together with Ongoma and Wanga, we have walked a long tight journey,be it on home discourses or at Egerton, trying to make our voice heard!I remember that Saturday morning, when there was to be a recount for the seat he had won yet contested.
I became emotional. I was ready to take the bullet for him, I openly differed with the Chaplain and the Chief Security Officer and I insisted Wanga had won squarely and if any recount was to be done, it was to be done within Njoro and not Main Campus as it later came to pass. Those who attended Inauguration at the Graduation Square will attest to how Wanga broke down in tears causing havoc until Inauguration had to be called off!
I later agreed with Wanga to let go off this SUEU stuff and concentrate in his books and prepare to be the MP for Matungu later in life! I prevailed upon him to drop the case at the court in Nakuru, to withdraw his appeal from the Dean’s office and true to that, the ever listening Wanga agreed.
What else can I say?Just the other day, Bezalel died and now today, while on his way to tutor some students at Sibale Secondary school in Mumias, Wanga gets knocked down by a speeding vehicle and dies! His body is now in the mortuary.
I dont understand how just 8 hors ago,we talked and bantered with Wanga and even before that voice fades from the mind,this great Egertonian perishes! What a bad way to finish my studies?What really is wrong with my friends?
GOOD BYE WANGA!