Raila leads mourners as Kajwang's body arrives at Lee Funeral Home (pictures)

Written By Michael Maunda on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 11:17 PM

Kajwang Mourners led by Cord leader Raila Odinga
Kajwang Mourners led by Cord leader Raila Odinga
 Breaking News: Nairobi 19/11/2014 Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi to receive and view the body of the late Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang’ who died Tuesday night while undergoing treatment at Mater Hospital.

Cord leaders led by Raila Odinga have converged at the funeral home and are currently leading other mourners in viewing the body of the late charismatic leader.

Raila said that doctors had treated Kajwang’ for high blood pressure as well as cardiac arrest. He added that Kajwang’ had been in road accident in Oyugis recently but said he had was fine.

Raila called for calm from Cord supporters as they await the postmortem to be conducted on Kajwang’ to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Others present are Bungoma senator and Cord co-principal Moses Wetang’ula, Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale, Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’, Kisumu deputy governor Ruth Odinga among other leaders.


Members of the public have formed queues to view the body of the late senator most famous for his rallying song Mapambano in the run-up to the 2007 and 2013 general elections.

No address has yet been made by the Cord top-brass as the third principal and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is yet to arrive at the funeral home.

Kajwang’ died Tuesday night at Mater Hospital where he was rushed after complaining of chest pains while at his South C home.

Doctors treating Kajwang’ for cardiac related complications later pronounced the former Mbita MP dead at about 11PM.

Kajwang’ served as the Minister for Immigration in the 2008-2013 coalition government formed by former President Mwai Kibaki and then Prime Minister Raila Odinga.