Raila, leaders mourn Migori Senator Ben Oluoch
- Senate leaders led by Speaker Ken Lusaka, James Orengo (Siaya) and Gideon Moi (Baringo) also arrived at the Lee Funeral Home to condole with the family.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has expressed shock and grief following the death of Migori Senator Ben Oluoch.
The Senator died at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi after a long battle with throat cancer.
On Tuesday, Raila took to Twitter to express his message of condolence to the family and Migori constituents.
“It is our prayer that his spirit may live on among the people he served in different capacities.
“We join Ben’s family, the Senate and the people of Migori in this moment of prayer and mourning. #RIPSenatorOluoch” Raila’s message reads.
It has also robbed the community of a broadcaster who stood out in articulation of valuable issues like sports, culture and leadership.
Nothing we do or say now can replace the gentle heart and humble determination that Ben displayed in public life.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) June 19, 2018
Senate leaders led by Speaker Ken Lusaka, James Orengo (Siaya) and Gideon Moi (Baringo) also arrived at the Lee Funeral Home to condole with the family.
“Senator Okello’s voice dominated the airwaves as a broadcaster at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation before joining Royal Media Services’ Ramogi FM.
“He will be remembered as an ordinary man who became an extraordinary leader; a broadcaster who beat all odds to rise to national leadership, and a Senator who inspired us all to be better citizens,” Speaker Lusaka said.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was also present.
Other leaders who sent their messages of condolence include Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr. and his Kisumu counterpart Fred Outa.
I join the ODM and NASA fraternity in mourning the demise of Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello. I convey my condolences to the people of Migori, his family, friends and the country at large. May the Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/Y2ZqhEpcE8
— Governor Hassan Joho (@HassanAliJoho) June 19, 2018
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