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CORD leader Raila Odinga mourns former minister Waruru Kanja

By SD Reporter | Dec 17th 2013 | 1 min read


BUNGOMA, KENYA: Following the death of one time minister Waruru Kanja, Coalition for Reforms and Democracy’s leader Raila Odinga has joined other politicians and leaders in mourning.

Raila dispatched the following statement from Bungoma where is taking part in Moses Wetang’ula’s senatorial by-election campaigns.

“We have this morning lost another great son of our nation, a great fighter who stood up for the truth no matter the consequences.

The death of Waruru Kanja ends and era.  It is the era of the politics of principle and ideals that his demise moves to a close.

The Son of Wairimu was among the venerable political leaders who guided Kenya through its early years of tumult by speaking truth to power and insisting that as a nation, we must stick to the ideals of the founding fathers.

I was with Mr Kanja in Hospital about a month ago, and I can testify that he did well as a leader and he remained true to his beliefs and must have died a free man, at peace with his conscience because he did and said all the right things that Kenya needed in its formative years.

It is sad that even the seemingly indestructible Kanja has had to depart from us. It is a handing over of sorts with Kenya marking its 50 years of independence.

We mourn with his family and friends and celebrate his life and times. ”


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