“We need to commit ourselves to peace and never again should we shed blood because of political contest,” said Mr Ruto.
Retired President Daniel Moi in a message read by Rongai MP Raymond Moi described Bishop Korir as a reformer who advocated for peace during introduction of multi-party politics in 1992.
“I remember him as a genuine man of the people who always preached peace especially during trying moments,” said Mr Moi.
Leader of majority in the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen promised to implement the peace projects initiated by Bishop Korir especially those bringing together the warring communities in the cattle rustling prone parts of the North Rift region.
“Our commitment as leaders from the North Rift is that, in honour of Bishop Korir, we shall be peacemakers.