Raila, Uhuru send condolence messages
Raila said Boy was a visionary leader and a gifted orator whose untimely passing will “no doubt be felt across the nation.”
“Boy was not only a steadfast pillar in our party at the Coast but a committed and reliable champion for the rights of the downtrodden,” he said.
“I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and the people of Kwale. May God comfort you at this most trying of times.”
President Uhuru Kenyatta described Boy as an astute politician who will be remembered for his immaculate use of Kiswahili.
“…It spiced up public meetings and debates in Parliament,” Uhuru said in a statement.
He honured Boy for the role he played in advocating for the rights of workers and the growth of the labour movement in the country.
“In this hour of sorrow, I convey my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to [his] family and the people of Kwale. My thoughts and prayers are with you,” he said.
12TH FEBRUARY 2017
MOURNING SEN. BOY JUMA BOY:
I received news of the passing of Senator Boy Juma Boy with pain and shock. We least expected it in his death, a voice that has rung true and clear on our political landscape for decades has been silenced forever. But we hope and believe that Boy’s truthful voice and stand on issues of the day shall forever live with us.
Hon Boy was true to himself, to our nation and to the people he represented in Parliament over the years. He always stood on the right side of history even when the tides threatening.
In his death, I have lost a personal friend and a comrade in arms. Our party ODM and the entire Opposition has lost an honest and committed leader. He did his best for our country and I believe his place is secured in our nation by his…
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