Eight things you probably didn’t know about Otieno Kajwang
Seven things you probably didn’t know about Otieno Kajwang
1. As Immigration Minister, he spearheaded an initiative that saved Kenyans in UK the hustle of having to apply for their Kenyan ID’s and Passports in Nairobi. It can be done at the Kenya High Commission in London and other embassies.
2. Before plunging into the murky world of politics, he was a staunch member of the SDA church, Nairobi Central where he was a deacon and sang bass in the deacon’s choir.
3. The late senator and his 11 siblings still feared their father to a point of changing behaviour whenever the senior Kajwang is around. The senator, 59, was the first born in a family of 12 –three girls and nine boys.
4. In 1979, Kajwang, then a student leader at the University of Nairobi, organised the first demonstration against the new government of Daniel Arap Moi and was expelled together with other student leaders from Kenyatta University.
5. Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga organized for Kajwang, Rumba Kinuthia and Mukhisa Kituyi, among others, to join Makerere University after they were expelled from Kenyan universities.
6. The Law Society of Kenya struck Kajwang off the roll of advocates in August 1999, allegedly for pocketing a client’s insurance claim.
7. Holding brief for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga in 1992, the senator successfully sued KBC to replace a Kanu signature tune, which used to be played before every news bulletin.
8. A woman called Faith Vivian Otieno has come out to say she was married to the Senator for 19 years and together, they have two daughters. His known widow is called Rose Kajwang.