“He played a major role in 2007 and we know that at no time will we see a repeat of the same,” said Mr Murkomen.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago vowed to work with the Catholic Church in implementing peace and development projects aimed at resolving armed conflicts in the region.
“As leaders from the region, we shall work with his successor to ensure that projects initiated by Bishop Korir are fully implemented,” said Governor Mandago.
John Cardinal Njue, who led a host of other Catholic archbishops and bishops in conducting the burial mass, said it was the responsibility of all Kenyans to remain united instead of being divided along ethnic and political backgrounds.
“Let us build bridges of peace and not war. We should not waste our time on issues that will divide us more instead of bringing unity,” said Cardinal Njue.
Catholic bishops from other continents including Europe attended the burial and called for peace among Kenyans.
Head of Anglican Church of Kenya Jackson Ole Sapit described Bishop Korir as a true peacemaker who worked with clerics from other denominations in resolving conflicts.