Uhuru pays tribute to deceased Robert Ouko’s widow
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his messages of condolence to the family and friends of the late Mrs Christabel Ouko who died in a road accident on Monday.
In a statement, the president described Mrs Ouko as an individual who was dedicated to her family and community.
“During her long life she distinguished herself by her dedication to her family, her community and her country. She served the nation as a civil servant and then supported her husband as he too served Kenya with distinction. In later years she devoted herself to her family and to her community. In doing so she helped others make the most of their talents and earned their gratitude,” read part of the statement from State House.
The widow to the late former Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko was being driven by her son who survived the accident. Their vehicle rolled off-course, police say.
The accident occurred at Kipsitet area along Awasi-Kericho highway.
She had attended the inauguration ceremony of Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o on Monday and was heading back home.
Kenyans on Twitter also joined in to offer their messages of condolences to the family. This is what they had to say.
President Kenyatta mourns Mrs Christabel Ouko https://t.co/gcnMkPBFjp
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) August 21, 2017
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Christabel Ouko, who has passed on after a tragic road crash in Muhoroni this evening.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD. (@WilliamsRuto) August 21, 2017
Deepest condolences to the family of Christabel Ouko,friends and people of Koru.
May her soul rest in peace.
— Buzeki Kiprop Bundotich-OGW (@BuzekiKiprop) August 22, 2017
Rest in peace Mama Christabel Ouko. Till we meet again! #RIPChristabelOuko
— Babu Owino (@Babu_Owino) August 21, 2017
If you remember Christabel Ouko's quiet, dignified grace in the face of very public, impossibly tragic grief in 1990, this is a sad moment.
— Wallace Kantai (@wgkantai) August 21, 2017
Christabel Ouko the Widow to the late Dr Ouko has passed ,may God rest her Soul in Eternal peace #RIPChristabelOuko
— Stephen Wambua ?? (@StephenWambua_) August 21, 2017
Christabel Ouko was an unsung hero,Another sad day for Kenya#RIPChristabelOuko
— Eddie (@WaweruWaweru2) August 21, 2017
Rest in peace Christabel Ouko ,luos don't die they are promoted to glory ,
— Tiengo Julius (@TiengoJulius) August 21, 2017
Where would our Kenya be if we still have Robert Ouko,Tom Mboya,J.M Kariuki…in governance today?
RIP Christabel Ouko.
— Sir Nduati JR (@Nduati_Sir) August 21, 2017
My Sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Dr. Ouko's family, for the death of Christabel Ouko. pic.twitter.com/iKPwcNbJoR
— Peter Aming'a (@Peter_aminga) August 21, 2017
Rip Christabel Ouko may the family,relatives & friends be consoled
— Andrew Gakunyi (@andrewgakunyi) August 22, 2017
@Hot_96Kenya. Christabel Ouko is my shujaa. She has been able to support many education programs thru Ouko Community Initiatives.
— oketaokoh (@oketaokoh1) October 20, 2015