A host of leaders have hailed the late Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello as a man of the people who was steadfast in his commitment to serve his constituents.
Speaking at a requiem mass for the late senator held in Nairobi, the leaders from across the political divide said the service of the late Okello will be missed by many.
The journey for his final sendoff began at the Lavington SDA church in Nairobi Friday as family, friends and colleagues mostly drawn from the senate converged to pay their last respect.
To them, the fallen senator was fondly known as “Ben” a man who was approachable and remained humble even in greatness.
Leaders drawn from both sides of the political divide eulogized the fallen senator as a true patriot who was committed to peace and development not just for his people in Migori but the entire country.
Engineer Job Ndege a longtime friend of the late Okello termed him as an innovative individual who had great aspirations for his people.
Before he ascended to parliament, the late Ben Oluoch Okelo had a long career in Journalism having begun at KBC as a technician but would later become a dholuo presenter where he produced different programs until 2002 when he joined radio Ramogi.
He was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in October of 2017 and succumbed on Tuesday June 19th 2018.
The late Okello will be laid to rest in his rural home in Kanyimach, Migori County on Monday the 9th of July.