The abrupt demise of Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang is one that will be felt countrywide. If not for anything else, he will be remembered for his ‘mapambano’ chorus; one of the greatest Kenya’s political hit.
President Uhuru joined Kenyans in mourning the political leader as he remembered his energetic psyche, jovial mood, patriotism and mostly his outspoken nature. Placing remarks for his commitment, dedication, eloquence and nationalism, the head of state blamed the hand of death for its unpredictable cruelty.
Through his Facebook page, here’s what the President said.
It is with utter shock and deep sorrow that I have learnt of the sudden death of Senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang.
Senator Kajwang’s death is not only a big blow to his family but also to the people of Homa Bay County and the whole country which he served with commitment and dedication first as a Member of Parliament, a Minister and a senator.
I will always remember Senator Kajwang as an eloquent debater, a patriot and a nationalist.
Indeed, it is hard to comprehend how the cruel hand of death has so suddenly snatched Senator Kajwang from our midst. He was an energetic, jovial and an extremely pleasant person to deal with.
The death of Senator Kajwang reminds us of how fickle human life can be. It is, therefore, difficult for anyone of us to find the right words with which to express ourselves at such a sad time.
In this difficult time of mourning, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Senator Kajwang’s family, relatives, friends and the people of Homa Bay who he served diligently. I pray the Almighty God gives you all the strength and courage to bear the tragic loss.
May the Almighty God rest his soul in everlasting peace.