President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang and Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ following the death of their father Mzee David Ajwang’ Nyakwamba.
Mzee Nyakwamba, who is also the father of former Homa Bay Senator and witty politician, the late Otieno Kajwang’, died on Wednesday evening aged 89 years.
In his message of comfort, the President mourned Mzee Nyakwamba, a retired teacher, as an accomplished senior citizen whose success can be seen through the accomplishments of his children.
“My heartfelt condolences to my friends Ruaraka MP TJ Kajwang’ and Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ as well as the entire Kajwang’ family on the loss of their family patriarch, Mzee David Ajwang’ Nyakwamba.
“We can tell from the achievements of his children, and from his long and distinguished service to the nation as a teacher that Mzee Nyakwamba was an accomplished senior citizen,” the President mourned.
The Head of State wished Mzee Nyakwamba’s family, friends and relatives God’s comfort in this difficult period of mourning.
According to Moses, his father has been suffering from diabetes and hypertension.
“It is a sad day for us because we have lost the senior citizen. He has been suffering from chronic illnesses and has been managing them since 1985. He fell ill and died on arrival at the hospital,” he said.
Mzee Ajwang’ has been living in his home at Waondo Village in Mbita Sub-county after retiring as a teacher in 1985. He was born at Rapedhi village in Ndhiwa Sub-county, where his father Timotheo Nyakwamba was a pastor.
He started his education at Waondo Primary School in Mbita Sub-county in 1941 where he studied up to Standard Five.
He later joined Kamagambo Primary School before going to Uganda for secondary education and sat the final examination in Form Two.
Ajwang’ later joined Bugema Mission College in Uganda and graduated as a primary school teacher, grade PII.
He taught in a number of primary schools, including Kaswanga in Mbita and Ranen in Migori County.
Ajwang’ then went for an in service course and was promoted to teach at Homa Bay High School before being transferred to Mirogi Boys High School in Ndhiwa Sub-county.
He later became an education officer in charge of Mbita Division (currently Mbita and Suba sub-counties) and retired in 1985.
He was known as the man whose family has produced the largest number of legislators in Luo Nyanza.