Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kilonzo seemed aloof in House last week, Kindiki says

The late Hon. Mutula Kilonzo speaking after he was sworn in at the KICC on the 28th of March 2013.

The late Hon. Mutula Kilonzo speaking after he was sworn in at the KICC on the 28th of March 2013.   NATION MEDIA GROUP

By NJERI REGENE nrugene@gmail.com

Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki in his condolences to the family of Senator Mutula Kilonzo recalled how surprised he was to see his Makueni counterpart cut a solitary and almost sorrowful demeanor in the House last week.

"It was so unlike Hon Mutula to cut such a figure. He walked into the Chamber then walked out without talking to anyone. He looked almost sorrowful," said Prof Kindiki on behalf of the Government side in the Senate.

"As the Majority, we looked forward to work with him in the House and we were well aware that he would be one of those who would keep us (government) on our toes. And although he was a member of the Minority, we also hoped to benefit from his brilliance and clarity of mind. It is unfortunate he has died even before he made his maiden speech in the House," Prof Kindiki, the Tharaka Senator said.

"On behalf of the government side in the Senate we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and the people of Makueni county. Mutula was first and foremost a great and brilliant lawyer who has always spoken his mind even on controversial issues," the Senate Majority Leader said.

Speakers of the National Assembly and Senate Mr. Justin Muturi and Ekwe Ethuro have also sent messages of condolences to the family of the late Makueni senator.

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