By Reuben Olita
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong on Thursday paid tribute to Teso leading farmer, Mzee George Ezekiel Omachar who was laid to rest at Aedomoru village in Angurai South Ward.
The Governor who joined other mourners at the burial also attended by former police spokesman, Charles Owino, eulogized the late Omachar as a great farmer who contributed immensely in improving food security in the county.
“Mzee Omachar valued education that saw him educate his children including my Chief Officer, Allan Omachar to the level they are today,” he said.
The late Mzee Omachar who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019 suddenly collapsed on December,14th 2021 while undertaking his routine farming activities. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Life Care Hospital Bungoma.
The deceased’s son, Allan Omachar, remembered with nostalgia his late father’s advice to him, ” Plant good things in the life of others even if we don’t get anything in return.”
He went on, “It must be done with sincerity and purity from the heart, you can only become truly worthy not for who you are, not for what you have, but for what others have become because of you. So keep on lifting little souls and make them as great as you a million times.”
The deceased’s widow, Evaline Toto promised to maintain her late husband’s ideals, philosophy and keeping the family united.
The late Mzee Omachar joined the National Youth Service in 1965 after his standard 8. After finishing paramilitary training, he attended a course in general agriculture at Mabanga Agricultural Training Institute.
After completing training, he was employed as a casual by the Government of Kenya as an agricultural extension officer in January, 1969.
Mzee Omachar later joined Bukura Agricultural Institute to upgrade his studies that saw him confirmed as permanent and pensionable employee.
He worked in various areas in Teso District until his retirement in 2002, including Aboloi, Chamasiri, Moding, Kakapel and Kocholia locations.