Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka is dead.
Kabaka passed on at the Nairobi Hospital where he was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after collapsing at a restaurant in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and residents of Machakos County following the death of Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka.
Senator Kabaka passed away while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.
In his message of comfort and encouragement to the family, President Kenyatta eulogised Senator Kabaka as a resilient and devoted leader who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people of Kenya.
“It is unfortunate that the painful hand of death has robbed our country of a committed legislator, gifted debater and progressive leader who used his skills as a lawyer to enrich legislative processes in Senate.
“Senator Kabaka was an approachable leader who took keen interest in transforming the lives of the people of Machakos County and Kenyans at large. His death therefore is a big blow to our country as a whole,” the President eulogised.
President Kenyatta prayed to God to give the family and the people of Machakos County the fortitude to bear the loss of their leader.
Deputy President William Ruto :”
Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka was a fine legal mind and a fighter of equal justice who contributed to the rule of law.
He was modest yet a gifted, insightful, progressive and far-sighted leader who was genuinely committed to public service. We will miss Mheshimiwa Kabaka’s resolve to transform the lives of the people of Machakos.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Kabaka family, their loved ones, the legal fraternity and the people of Machakos County at this sorrowful time. Rest In Peace.”
Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua:
“On behalf of myself and the people of Machakos, I pass my condolence to the family of our beloved Senator Boniface Kabaka who has gone to be with the Lord due to the effects of a stroke arising from a blood clot that has been bothering him for a while.
Senator Kabaka was an astute lawyer and legislator. Before he became Senator he had for a time served as my Government’s legal counsel. He was a lively man with strong dedication for the improvement of the welfare of the people of Machakos and Kenya. This is a big blow to us.
At this time of sadness and loss, let us remember his family and keep them in our prayers. Senator Kabaka – Lawyer, Teacher, Husband, Father, Leader and Trail Blazer: He will be greatly missed. May the Lord give comfort and strength to his Loved ones.
Rest In Peace.”
Kitui Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu:
“I have learnt with a heavy heart, the passing on of Hon. Boniface Mutinda Kabaka, the Senator for Machakos County. Hon Kabaka will be remembered as an astute leader who put Country before self as witnessed during the deadlock in the revenue sharing formula discussions just recently.
My condolence to his wife, children and the entire family as well as the people of Machakos for this painful loss. We pray that you find favor in God throughout this difficult mourning period. May the Lord rest his soul in eternal peace.”
Mike Sonko :
“It is with profound shock and sadness that I have learnt of the passing of Hon. Boniface Kabaka, the Machakos County Senator.
Senator Kabaka has been a long time friend, a passionate legislator who cut himself out as a dependable defender of Devolution.
My sincere condolences go his family, friends, the Senate and the people of Machakos.
The people of Machakos have truly lost a brilliant son and a devout public servant.
May the Almighty God bless and rest his soul in eternal peace.”