Charismatic Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang' dies of cardiac arrest at Mater Hospital

Written By Michael Maunda on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 9:04 PM

Homa Bays senator Otieno Kajwang died late Tuesday night following a heart attack.
The vocal ODM loyalist best known for his rallying Mapambano song mostly sung during election campaigns complained of chest pains while in his Nairobi home.


According to ODM communications officer, Philip Etale, Kajwang died at Mater Hospital at around 11:34PM where he had been rushed for treatment.


Kajwang’ served as the Immigration Minister between 2008 and 2013.
Kajwang’s brother and Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’ said his brother’s passing was untimely and sad and expressed gratitude for for the condolences which he said were streaming in.


Senate majority leader Kithure Kindiki said the loss of Kajwang’ was a big blow to the senate. “We have lost a great debator, a great senator and lawyer,” Kindiki said.


Elgeyo-Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen also sent his condolences to the family of Kajwang’ saying the death was a shock to him.


“So shocked that my colleague and friend senator Kajwang’ has passed on. I will remember him as passionate and eloquent debator. A man full of life and humor,” Murkomen posted on his Twitter account.


Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior also condoled with the family of Kajwang’ following his death.


“Rest in peace my brother, learned friend and senator, Otieno Kajwang. Mapambano mbinguni,” Kilonzo said.


Kajwang’ is the second senator to pass on while in office. On April 27, 2013 Mutula Kilonzo died under unclear circumstances while in his home in Maanzoni lodge. Investigations findings into his death have never been made public.

Kajwang’s body will be moved Wednesday morning to Lee Funeral Home for public viewing.

Source: the star
Homa Bays senator Otieno Kajwang died late Tuesday night following a heart attack.
The vocal ODM loyalist best known for his rallying Mapambano song mostly sung during election campaigns complained of chest pains while in his Nairobi home.
According to ODM communications officer, Philip Etale, Kajwang died at Mater Hospital at around 11:34PM where he had been rushed for treatment.
Kajwang’ served as the Immigration Minister between 2008 and 2013.
Kajwang’s brother and Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’ said his brother’s passing was untimely and sad and expressed gratitude for for the condolences which he said were streaming in.
Senate majority leader Kithure Kindiki said the loss of Kajwang’ was a big blow to the senate. “We have lost a great debator, a great senator and lawyer,” Kindiki said.
Elgeyo-Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen also sent his condolences to the family of Kajwang’ saying the death was a shock to him.
“So shocked that my colleague and friend senator Kajwang’ has passed on. I will remember him as passionate and eloquent debator. A man full of life and humor,” Murkomen posted on his Twitter account.
Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior also condoled with the family of Kajwang’ following his death.
“Rest in peace my brother, learned friend and senator, Otieno Kajwang. Mapambano mbinguni,” Kilonzo said.
Kajwang’ is the second senator to pass on while in office. On April 27, 2013 Mutula Kilonzo died under unclear circumstances while in his home in Maanzoni lodge. Investigations findings into his death have never been made public.
Kajwang’s body will be moved Wednesday morning to Lee Funeral Home for public viewing.
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