The owner and founder of famous mololine passengers vehicles has passed away.
The family of businessman and founder of Mololine Services Limited Kibera Muchai have confirmed that the old man has kicked the bucket.
His family confirmed that Muchai passed away on Tuesday at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital where he was undergoing treatment after a short illness.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our patriarch Kibera Muchai who passed away today at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital after a short illness,” a family member said.
Kenyans on the interwebs have mourned Muchai as a distinguished entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist.
“As we mourn his passing, we celebrate a man who leaves behind a rich legacy as an astute, visionary and charitable businessman. May his soul rest in eternal peace and may God comfort the family,” wrote Senator Kihika on her Facebook page.
Muchai was a former Molo councilor.
Kibera Muchai, such a great soul. Such a staunch politician and business man. I still can’t believe you are gone. Rest in power my friend. Rest In Peace finest of our motherland! pic.twitter.com/mmlCpv6Oy0
— Hon Kuria Kimani, MP Molo (@KuriaKimaniMP) September 14, 2021
Molo MP Kuria Kimani mourned Kibera as an astute entrepreneur, who built a name by establishing a business empire from scratch, through grit and hard work.
Muchai was the founder of Mololine Sacco, a pioneer Matatu organisation that eventually revolutionised public service travel in Kenya.
The businessman, who owns several other businesses in Molo, Nakuru and Nairobi, advocated for sanity in the Matatu industry and was instrumental in the development of the cashless system of payment at Mololine.
Kibera was also a strong defender of the Matatu industry rights and also local issues affecting farmers and players in the timber industry in Molo.
Some of the initiatives he strongly advocated for include; better roads in Molo and rehabilitation of the Molo town sewer system. Muchai shunned opulence and lived a humble life despite being very wealthy.