4th January, 2015
RE: DEATH OF HON. RAILA’S SON FIDEL
The Central Organisation of Trade Unions, COTU (K) has learnt with deep sorrow, profound shock and regrets the sudden death of the late Fidel Odinga, son to the Country’s second Prime Minister Raila Odinga which death was reported this morning.
As one of the most dependable sons to the Raila family, Fidel was a great inspiration to most Kenyan youths and beyond and his death has dealt a major blow not only to the immediate family members but to the Kenyan youth nation in the country who drew not only motivation but mentorship from him.
Personally and as a close family member and a relative to his mother Ida Odinga, I am pained to accept the sad news especially a live to the great potential that the late Fidel exhibited even a his young age and through the cruel hand of death, we have lost a future leader to this Country.
On behalf of the entire Kenya workers and on my own behalf, we convey our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family of Hon. Raila and Mrs. Ida for this irreplaceable loss and pray that God gives them the much needed courage to endure this loss of their most dependable son.
Francis Atwoli, EBS, MBS