President’s Speech at Orwa Ojode’s Requiem Mass at Nairobi Central SDA Church
As soon as the prime ministers speech was done, the president was invited to the podium and he had his speech ready.
Mrs. Orwa Ojode, Andie Ojode,
Family and Friends,Ladies and GentlemenI wish to pass my heartfelt condolences to family and friends, relatives and fellow mourners. Indeed it is a sad day for Kenyans as we remember the life of the Honorable leader, Patriot and selfless of the people. It is a tremendous loss to family, relatives and country at large.The president went on to say that, “even as we mourn the departed, we celebrate him as a highly regarded leader and a true Kenyan hero. He will be remembered for his great sacrifice and effort to promote peace and security in the country. His zeal and dedication to service was admired by all who worked with him. He was a dependable leader and often called upon to represent his office on parliament.He clearly articulated the measures his ministry had in place to enhance the security of the nation. He fought for peaceful coexisting with others.Besides serving well in his docket, he ably represented Ndhiwa in parliament since 1994. His brand of politics was moderate, enabling him to make friends across political divide. We have lost a leader whose service will be greatly engraved. He called on Kenyans to remember him by embracing community harmony. He was a strong advocate to national security.To the family, relatives and friends of the late Honourable Orwa Ojode,I know this is a challenging time for you. I am confident however, that your faith in God will help you through these trying times. I want to assure you that we will support you in all you engage in and feel free to call on us to assist you in doing what you feel would have been done by the late Honorable Ojode. We are available to do the things that you think would be done by Ojode.
May his soul rest in everlasting peace.