, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – The Orange Democratic Movement’s (ODM) Homa Bay Acting Chairperson Monica Amolo has died following a road accident along the Rodi Kopany-Sori road.
Three other occupants in her vehicle including her driver and two others also perished in the incident which occurred on Tuesday evening.
The accident occurred while she was heading home from a rally in Homa Bay town addressed by CORD leader Raila Odinga.
“I wish to pass deep condolences to the family of Monica Amolo who until her untimely death late yesterday (Tuesday) was the acting ODM chairperson of Homa Bay County. Monica was a fearless fighter and a principled believer in securing women’s place in politics,” Odinga stated in his message of condolence.
He further described her as an unapologetic defender of ODM and its policies.
“To her family to which she was deeply committed, I offer prayers and solidarity at this moment of grief. It has fallen on the people of Homa Bay County to be preparing to choose a new leader to replace the one they buried only a few months ago while they prepare to bury the one who replaced him in acting capacity,” he said, referring to the late Senator Otieno Kajwang who was the party chairman in the county.
Odinga appealed to Homa Bay residents to take this challenge and pain in stride and stay calm and focused.
According to police, Amolo and the three others were returning back home from Homa Bay where they had attended a series of campaign meetings for Moses Kajwang. During the road incident, her vehicle rammed into a stationary tractor.
In his condolence message, Odinga also described her as a fearless fighter and a principled believer in securing women’s place in politics