Appreciation of support following Fidel’s death – Raila


On behalf of my wife Ida, Lwam, Allay, Rosemary, Raila Junior and Winnie, I wish to express our profound gratitude to all who stood with us following the untimely passing of our beloved Fidel.

To H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta, H.E Deputy President William Ruto and the entire Government of Kenya for all the support extended in their various personal capacities and on behalf of the State.

To H.E. Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda and all the foreign Heads of State and government who sent official condolences.

To my friends, the Rt Hon Morgan Tsvangirai, Ambassador Charles Stith, Hon Freeman Mbowe and the diplomatic corps in Kenya for their unprecedented kindness.

To my co-principals Hon Kalonzo Musyoka, Senator Moses Wetangula and indeed, the Orange Democratic Movement fraternity and the entire Coalition for Reforms and Democracy who have proven to be invaluable pillars of strength and true comradeship.

To all Governors, Senators, Members of the National Assembly and the County Assembly from across the nation who went above and beyond expectations to convey the good will of the people.

To the various funeral committees and all those who volunteered their time, energy and resources to ensure that our son received a befittingly dignified send off.

To all those who generously contributed to the Fidel Castro Odinga Trust Fund.

To the first responders who attended to our son in his final moments.

To our friends, both home and abroad, who travelled from far and wide to personally deliver their messages of condolence and to express their solidarity with our family during this trying time.

The people of Kenya who overwhelmed us with love and compassion channeled through various media outlets and on social media.

Thank You

The Rt Hon Raila Odinga, EGH.

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