Mama Ida and I have this evening learnt with deep shock of the passing of second liberation hero Hon. Kenneth Matiba.
Our country has lost one of the last living symbols of the pains our people have had to bear in order to get where we are.
It is hardly where we intended or ought to be, but certainly better than where we were at this time over 20 years ago, thanks to the sacrifices of Hon. Matiba and his team.
As a family, we have a very special bond with Hon. Kenneth Matiba and his family; one sealed by a shared vision and the scars of our shared struggles.
We pass deeply felt condolences to his Widow Edith and the family. We intend to speak more comprehensively about Hon. Matiba in the next few days.
May God grant strength to the family at this lonely and trying moment.
H.E. Raila Odinga
Mama Ida Odinga
April 15, 2018.