Former long-time serving Attorney General and current Busia Senator Amos Wako bared his soul during yesterday’s National Prayer Day meeting, sharing his deepest and most intimate fears from a dark period of his life when he not only stared in the dark abyss, but for a moment, even thought that he was going to die.
All this was happening at a time when two of the people that he had served with in government for decades had died. These were former powerful cabinet minister and Public Administrator in the Kenyatta and Moi regimes Simeon Nyachae, and his fellow long time Civil Service strongman and former Garissa Senator Yusuf Hajji.
Amos Wako, who has in the recent past, been open and public about his struggle with the deadly Corona virus delved deeper into the period when he was battling the killer disease. He said that the disease took a toll on him, draining his energies and straining him to the extremes of his limits. He says that although he underwent excellent medical care and had a good support system around him, there were times he felt filled with doubt and became fearful that he wasn’t going to make it.
He said that it was happening at a time when Nyachae had died, and Yusuf Haji had followed him soon afterwards. He went on to share that with time it got to a point where he made peace with himself.
He felt a certain calm in his soul, and no longer felt fearful in the face of death. He said that he finally decided, among his final acts in life was going to be reading, and he began reading a couple of books so that even if he lost his life, he would do so having completed those books.
Finishing on a motivational note with his recovery, he went on to praise and thank the president for the effort he has put in towards fighting the pandemic.