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Uhuru: Stop speculation on cause of Kajwang's death

20 November 2014, 09:24 Nechesa Chemoi

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyans to stop speculating on what killed the late Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang’.

He instead urged them to give the bereaved family and the entire nation space to mourn the late Senator, who he described as energetic, cheerful, charismatic, articulate and astute leader.

The president said this after reading some post on social media, speculating what killed Kajwang’ on Tuesday night.

“Some of the messages I have read here and elsewhere are nothing short of appalling and disgraceful. Let us exercise our rights with responsibility. In the true Kenyan spirit of being considerate, let us cultivate a culture of tolerance and be mindful of what we post on the social media,” Kenyatta said in a statement posted on his Facebook page. 

Also read: Homabay Senator Otieno Kajwang' is dead

“Let us allow the Kajwang’ family and others of goodwill to grieve in peace without the added trauma of hurtful and careless remarks. I urge all of us to embrace the spirit of brotherhood and mourn Senator Kajwang with the dignity befitting us as one united national family,” he added.

He also requested those responsible to remove messages that are inconsiderate, undignified or irresponsible from his page or other parts of online media.

“Our mourning and messages of condolence are therefore our expression of compassion, solidarity and goodwill. Irrespective of our artificial differences, all of us are united by our common experience of family and the love that comes with it,” he said.

“It is natural, therefore, for us to stand with the Kajwang’ family, and to empathise with their pain and grief,” he said.

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