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Thursday, 20 November 2014

UHURU, RAILA MOURN KAJWANG'

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord leader Raila Odinga on Thursday visited the family of the late Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang' at their home in Runda, Nairobi.
The two leaders spoke of the need for politicians to work together irrespective of their party affiliation.
Deputy President William Ruto, Attorney-General Githu Muigai, Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, Senate Majority Leader Kindiki Kithure, Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetang'ula and several senators and MPs from Cord and Jubilee accompanied the President.
“As leaders we should come together for the benefit of our people as the late Kajwang’ had championed for. We have to look at the legacy as leaders that we will leave behind when our time comes,” said President Kenyatta.
He said that though he attacked his opponents, Kajwang’ could remind them that “it was politics and did not mean bad”.
NOT ENEMIES
“Having a different political ideology should not mean being enemies but it is a difference in opinion,” said the Head of State.
He assured Kajwang’s family that the government would continue to support them at the time of mourning and in future.
Mr Odinga, for his part, said the Cord alliance would continue to push for national dialogue as had been championed by Mr Kajwang’.
“We need dialogue to address some of issues affecting the country as we want a better nation that is united,” said Mr Odinga.
He said the party and the coalition had lost a strong pillar.
Deputy President Ruto said the late senator was very proud of his party and country and championed their interests.
“That is the legacy that we want to continue with from where he left,” said Mr Ruto.
Mr Wetang’ula said the Mr Kajwang’ was a good debater and orator in the Senate and will be missed greatly.