To mark the period of official mourning following the death of Internal Security Minister Professor George Saitoti, Assistant Minister Orwa Ojodeh, pilots Nancy Gituanja and Luke Oyugi, and two bodyguards, Thomas Murimi and Joshua Tonkei, in a helicopter crash on Sunday in the Kibiku Forest in Ngong, the Kenya Forum reproduces below some of the many messages received from its readers. Other Forum readers are welcome to add their messages and comments via ‘Leave a Comment’ below.
I personally feel it. Lets mourn with the bereaved
He was a man of very great achievements and we will leave to remember him as d father of many. RIP the great man prof.George Saitoti.
It’s a terrible, terrible loss. May God rest their souls in eternal peace
Let’s pray for all the family members who have lost their beloved ones,God cares n will comfort them.He’s a stronghold in the times of trouble
as a country we are so shocked for the terrible loss and we pray that God will strengthen the family members during this trying period.may their souls rest in peace Amen.
Its a sad time 4 our country may God have mercy upon us
We have lost great leaders and servicemen who served our country whole-heartedly and with passion. Although they have gone, they have left behind a rich legacy that will forever remain in our hearts and mind. May the Almighty God rest their souls in Eternal Peace.
we mourn the loss of these great people.may their souls rest in peace….ma condolence to the families n friends,kenya z wid u in prayers.
I feel So Sorry to all Kenyans,may God rest his soul in Peace Amen.
it is hard to accept but Kenyans we have to understand that God did it with a purpose. May their souls rest in eternal peace. Amen. To their dear families may Almighty Father give them strength.
we have to pray for our country;this is not normal it is quite shocking may God help kenya and may he keep their souls in eternal peace.
Actually Saitoti is like my Brother I fill so Bad,I cant imagine my condellence to the Deseased family
I myself as kenyan realy feels this.i pray to God to give the family that strength during this time to be able to couple with wat is all going on en as we mourn together with them.rest in peace our beloved cabinets
Sometimes death robs us life in a painful way. That is a painful exit. Living a life without the exact date and time of exit and methodology really gives us a blanket hope of the TRAGEDY DEATH BEHOLDS on us.I will pray and ask God to amend some of the harsh exit strategies for human beings. But equally its sad the way we slaughter animals like cows and goats for us to get our meat. Lets change our mindset and begin to sober up, as i praise the two ministers for living a bold and exemplary life to the end. May God rest their soul in eternal peace amen. AMOLO JAIMBO
God of our lives, have mercy on us and prevent us from this premature deaths. My deep condolences to the family and friends of the late 6. Rest in peace!
ITS A GREAT LOSS TO OUR GOVERMENT AND THE WHOLE NATION. MAY GOD REST UA SOULS IN PEACE SAITOTI AND OJONDE
Elizabeth Mutheu Mutuku
Much sorrow to the kenyans because we have lost very important person .God is going to help us but we kenyans let us be human not behaving like animals .we’ve lost very important person .my self i feel a pinch for losing such an innocent kenyan leader .why is it that most kenyan politician die on 10-6?mungu awaweke mahali walipojitafutia.rest in peace my dear.god bless you abondantlty
Its a great loss to our country may God rest their souls in peace and may He also give us the strength to accept wat has happened.
Its a pity.May there souls rest in peace
Am terribly sorry for everything but what we do believe is that everything that happens in life has a reason.To be honest Prof Saitoti was my herro.Kenyans will miss you.
Plane crashes in Kenya need to be monitored and their causes averted, especially involving prominent people. This is not becomong something of a daily occurrence. How many politicians will we lose in this way?
Lets face it,since Mois time,Anguka,Godana,Kipkalya,Nearmiss with Martha,Now Saitoti,Alas!Cant we learn and do something?Govnment planes, are they death traps?Critically lets probe the make of the choppers ,maintenance,crews,and any othe possible link to all these serial accidents lest we continue to lose our leaders in this cruel way.
It’s a great loss to our beloved country. i pray that God give their family grace at this very tiring moment. All is well In Gods Hands. We will miss them dearly.
Our hearts go out to the families of the late Prof. Saitoti, Hon. Ojode, the two pilots and the bodyguards. Yesterday their golden hearts stopped beating and their hardworking hands at rest after the crash. May our Lord rest their souls in eternal peace and May He protect and cover our country Kenya with His blood.
RIP Gods ways are not our ways pole sana to the families friends and relatives of all that died in the crash. Let join hands and pray as a country for peace and Gods protection .
It is upon kenyans to go down on their knees and pray to God for the death of this great kenyans is a big loss to kenya and a big lesson to kenyans,may the almighty rest their souls in eternal peace
We have lost powerful leaders for this country.WHAT A LOSS!!!!!!May their souls rest in peace
Honourable Saitoti, was a man of no nonsense and was well educated with accurate calculation. He was a senior politician and he did well in his life time. he was an envy of many but he continued serving Moi and Kibaki during his life time.it is only God who knows why he departed before reaching the ripe age.
I also remember Hon.OJODE who was fearless and he was not talking in public but in parliament he meant his words seriously. Both men we will miss them of their services and with those bodyguards and pilots, may God give courage to their families.These are the people who were young and had prospered through their careers and were good servants of this country. I pray for their families and they will never suffer,God is on their side.
Soon our God will do something that will shook Kenya and the truth shall come for all to see without being told. We need to kneel down before God all kenyans untill something happens.we cannot afford to lose people this way,my vision is this unless the present leaders repent themselves between now and that time when GOD WILL ACT.It is a terrible thing to see all tragedies are happening and we love to say it is an act of God. Let us all arise and ask God to cleanse us all and put us in a blessed position.Many have since died through accidents,bomb plast and other calamities.
MAY GOD COMFORT ALL THE FAMILIES OF ALL THE DEPARTED SOULS.
HE WILL NOT FORGET YOU.
R.I.P Hon. Prof. Saitoti, a man of few words but actions, committed to achieve his targets, one that respected all.
Hon. Ojode, inspector Tonkei, your Collegue and the Pilots may God rest you all in eternal life. It’s so Sad, so Sadden, so Soon that you left us!
You all dead heroes and a heroine, you left a legacy and memories to desire.