ODM leaders in Nairobi mourn fallen party mobiliser and campaigner
The ODM politicians in Nairobi are mourning the death of one of the party’s biggest campaigner and unofficial bodyguard during last year’s General Election.
The opposition party’s key leaders in Nairobi have eulogised Godfrey Okello aka Sherry as a dedicated campaigner and steadfast ODM supporter.
Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Lang’ata MP Phelix Odiwour aka Jalang’o are among the leaders who have paid glowing tribute to Sherry.
“I am saddened to hear about Godfrey Okello aka Sherry’s passing. I have known Sherry for over a decade and during that time I saw him struggle to make ends meet in a difficult world. He had his fair share of ups and downs, but I always appreciated his willingness to help others,” Passaris said.
“I once had to get him arrested, then released, when he got into a rough patch of alcoholism and misuse by politicians. But I promised him a motorbike if he stopped drinking, and he did for a while,” the Woman Rep revealed.
Passaris also recalled the last time she saw Sherry.
“Recently I saw him when we went to Kibra and he provided security for me as part of my team. He mentioned that he was struggling to pay school fees for his daughter in primary school, so I gave him a donation to help out. Sherry was known to many people, and I know that he touched many lives in his own way. My condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Passaris said.
Jalang’o similarly paid a glowing tribute to the deceased.
“I choose to celebrate this fallen gallant solider! Sherry! Rest in peace mkubwa ground! If you have been in the campaign trails you will know this young man! Mtu wa kuorganise! Go well!” said Jalang’o.
“May you rest in peace Sherry. You were such a courageous and hardworking person. I will genuinely miss our friendship bro. Romans 14:8 – For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s,” Embakasi East MP Babu Owino wrote in his message of condolences.