President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised Bonchari Member of Parliament John Oroo Oyioka who passed away on Monday as an accomplished educator and determined legislator.
Hon Oyioka, a retired teacher and education official, was a second term MP elected on a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket and died at a Kisumu hospital after a long illness.
In his message of comfort and encouragement to the legislator’s family, President Kenyatta described the MP as a determined leader who always sought and worked for the improvement of his constituents through education.
“It is a pity that death has robbed us of a determined and a progressive grassroots leader who used his long experience as a teacher and administrator to develop his constituents through education.
“Hon Oyioka’s love for education is demonstrated in his setting up of a private teachers college to serve his community after his retirement from public service.
“That was a selfless leader who knew and appreciated the transformative value of empowering the youth through education,” the President eulogised.
The Head of State prayed to God to give the family, relatives, friends and the residents of Bonchari the fortitude and strength to bear the loss of their leader.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i condoled the family saying, “It’s very sad to learn about the demise of Hon. John Oroo Oyioka, MP Bonchari. Our thoughts are with his family and the decent, peaceful people of Bonchari.”
According to the family, Oyioka who died on Monday at the Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu after a long illness.