Leaders mourn valiant trade unionist Muchai

February 7, 2015 2:04 pm
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A police officer walks near the blood stained vehicle of prominent MP George Muchai after he was shot dead by gunmen in Nairobi, on February 7, 2015 along with his two bodyguards and his driver/AFP
A police officer walks near the blood stained vehicle of prominent MP George Muchai after he was shot dead by gunmen in Nairobi, on February 7, 2015 along with his two bodyguards and his driver/AFP
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 7 – Various leaders have sent their messages of condolences to the family and friends of the late Kabete Member of Parliament, George Muchai.

Muchai his two bodyguards and driver were shot dead early Saturday morning in Nairobi.

READ: Kabete MP Muchai, 2 bodyguards and driver shot dead.

Among them were President Uhuru Kenyatta who said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the killings.

“A humble and diligent gentleman, the late Hon. Muchai was a true servant of the people and his death is a huge loss not only to his family and the people of Kabete Constituency who he served with dedication but to the entire nation,” said the president adding that investigations were underway.

“I expect the police to mobilise all resources to ensure the criminals who murdered Hon. Muchai, his two bodyguards and driver are speedily apprehended and made to pay for their heinous act according to the law,” he said.

On his part, Deputy President William Ruto said the Jubilee Coalition had lost a brother, an astute and able leader particularly on trade union issues, a subject which Muchai was a dependable source of insightful counsel.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga said: “Our country is bleeding and an atmosphere of fear and hopelessness is spreading from the unresolved murders and deaths. Our citizens need reassurance that they can go about their daily routines without fear and that the government has the will and ability to provide protection.”

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