Midiwo lost his sister hours before his death- Winnie Odinga reveals

It’s a double tragedy

Jakoyo Midiwo and Raila Odinga

ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga’s daughter Winnie Odinga has disclosed they have been hit by a double tragedy following the death of their Uncle and former Gem MP Washington Jakoyo Midiwo.

In her update, Winnie mentioned that Midiwo’s death came hours after he had lost his elder sister, who happens to be their Aunt.

“We lost Jakoyo today but many don’t know we lost his elder sister Julia on Sunday. Double tragedy. A tragic loss. Gutted! Nind gi kwe Auntie & Uncle” shared Winnie Odinga.

The late Jakoyo Midiwo was a cousin to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. In a tweet, Odinga eulogized Midiwo as a man who easily got along with members from across the political divide.

“First elected MP in 2002, Jakoyo Midiwo served the people of Gem with passion for 3 terms.

An astute debater, a man of his word and honor, Jakoyo had a rare ability to work across the aisle and got along with members from across the political divide. I will dearly miss him” mourned Raila Odinga.

Raila Junior also took to Twitter to mourn his uncle with a tweet that says; “Rest In Peace uncle #jakoyo”.

The Announcement

A message from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Communications Director confirmed that the once vocal MP had passed on, seeking goodwill from members of the public.

"Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo has rested. Please pray for the family during this difficult moment," Etale posted on Monday.

The late Midiwo was also cousin to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga aside from having served as the deputy Minority Leader in the 11th Parliament.

The ODM party eulogized: "Sad day for our party. We have just lost a gallant son of the soil, a founder member of the Change Movement and a three time Member of Parliament for Gem Hon. Jakoyo Midiwo. He was a defender of the party and never shied away from speaking the truth. To the family, we say POLE SANA."

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