MOURNING HON DAVID MWIRARIA:
I have learnt of the passing on of former Cabinet Minister Hon David Mwiraria after a brave and long battle with cancer.
On behalf of my family, our party the Orange Democratic Movement and the Opposition coalition, I wish to pass sincere condolences to Hon. Mwiraria’s family at this trying moment.
I had the honour to serve with Hon. Mwiraria as fellow Member of Parliament and later as members of the Cabinet. He was an honest and diligent public servant with the interests of the nation at heart.
I will remember fondly the work we did together of reforming critical institutions like the Kenya Revenue Authority, public procurement and infrastructure financing and delivery when the National Rainbow Coalition took power in 2002.
It is Hon. Mwiraria’s diligence and commitment as Finance Minister that made all the difference with regard to delivering NARC’s promises on key sectors of the economy as we raced to fulfill our pledges against a background of an economy that had gone to the dogs.
My prayers are with the family at this hour of grief.
The Rt. Hon Raila Odinga
April 13, 2017