Eldoret’s Boma Hotel was a flurry of activities on Monday as politician cum business magnate Jackson Kibor finally ‘gave’ his life to Christ, after 87 years under the sun. Mr. Kibor, accompanied by his family members, was lustrated by retired AIC Presiding Bishop Silas Yego in a swimming pool, at the prestigious hotel.
Speaking to the media after the ceremony also attended by his family, Mr. Kibor explained he decided to be baptized because he is a staunch Christian and wants ‘to be ready’ when the time to leave this world comes.
”Two things that necessitated taking this bold step are that one, I am now old and I have not yet been baptized, yet I am a Christian and a staunch AIC follower.
“The second reason is that we must be ready since you do not know when your time to leave this world will come,” he said.
Born in Kipkabus, Uasin Gishu County in 1934, Mr. Kibor has hit the headlines a number of times, with some of the most notable ones being divorcing his wife of over 50 years Josephine Jepkoech, for a younger woman and asking the courts to subject his sons to a DNA test before inheriting his wealth.
The businessman who has gained the moniker Mens Conference Chairman was a personal friend of late President Moi.
On March 25th, the Court of Appeal stopped Mr. Kibor from repossessing 1,240 acres of land he had gifted his three sons.
In its ruling, the bench, comprising Justices Hannah Okwengu, Fatuma Sichale, and Daniel Musinga said Mr. Kibor’s sons’ appeal was arguable.