It is impossible to measure the gap left behind by the death of Otieno Kajwang.
With his sudden and shocking death, the late Hon Otieno Kajwang – Senator Homa Bay County becomes third member of the a special cabinet sub-committee formed to
oversee the affairs of the International Criminal Court in Kenya.
Members of this bi-partisan committee included the late Saitoti, the
late Mutula Kilonzo and Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula ( who
represented PNU) and James Orengo, the late Otieno Kajwang and Amason Kingi (representing ODM). Saitoti and Kilonzo died in mysterious and to date unexplained circumstances.Needless to say, only last week, Hon Hon Moses Wetangula was rushed to and admitted to a Kisumu hospital after developing severe and unexplained illness while aboard an aircraft in Western Kenyan. A few months ago, Wetangula escaped an apparent assassination attempt when his car was short at along Mbagathi Road in Nairobi.
This shooting was never investigated to conclusion. While we want to avoid
speculation of Kajwang’s untimely death, we call for a full and independent autospy to be undertaken to determine the real cause of his death. We also seek to know his last movements and his close interactions in the hours leading to his death.
Hon Otieno Kajwang political inclinations did not win him many friends. So let’s cut the
crocodile tears. You may not have respected Senator Kajwang whilst he was alive, but we implore you to allow us space to mourn in peace and give him a dignified send-off.
Senator Kajwang touched a generation of ODM Youth and challenged them all with his “Bado Mapambo” clarion call. His loyalty and deep commitment to the Orange Democratic
Movement is undisputed! I have had the privilege of attending and covering numerous public rallies and meetings attended by the late Senator Kajwang.
The witty senator was always a crowd favourite in his speeches. Always punctual to functions and arriving in ordinary vehicles and with no bodyguard, the late Kajwang was a towering force who earned the respect and admiration, not only of his ODM colleagues but also that of Jubilee leaders in Kenya.