In Summary
  • Mr Odinga said Kenya has lost one of the last living symbols of the pains Kenyans had to bear in order to enjoy the liberties we do.
  • Mr Matiba died on Sunday evening at the Karen Hospital where he had been admitted for weeks.

  • Chief Justice David Maraga said Mr Matiba was an exceptional leader who distinguished himself from an early age as a meticulous manager, an astute businessman and a charismatic politician.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga, Chief Justice David Maraga, Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and other leaders have sent their condolences to the family of the late Kenneth Matiba.

Mr Odinga who is currently in Johannesburg, South Africa, said Kenya has lost one of the last living symbols of the pains Kenyans had to bear in order to enjoy the liberties we do.

Mr Matiba died on Sunday evening at the Karen Hospital where he had been admitted for weeks. He died aged 85 years.

SCARS

“It is hardly where we intended or ought to be, but it is certainly better than where we were at this time over 20 years ago, thanks to the sacrifices of Hon Matiba and his team,” Mr Odinga said.

He said his family enjoyed a special bond with that of Matiba, saying that the relationship they had was sealed by a shared vision and the scars of shared struggles.

On his part, Chief Justice David Maraga said Mr Matiba was an exceptional leader who distinguished himself from an early age as a meticulous manager, an astute businessman and a charismatic politician.

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