Editor's Review

The Raila Odinga-led ODM party joined its secretary general in grieving.

The extended family of Nairobi senator Edwin Sifuna who is also the secretary general of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party is at a loss following the death of their kin.

Lawrence Sifuna was announced dead on the morning of Sunday, December 4.

The goner, an uncle to the Nairobi senator, represented the Bumula constituency in the earlier editions of parliament in the 1980s.

The sickness preceding the death had not yet been disclosed by the time of press.

ODM in an obit statement hailed Lawrence as one of its life members.

"We commiserate with the family of our SG Edwin Sifuna, friends and relatives following the loss of the Hon. Lawrence Sifuna. He was a Life Member of the ODM party. He is a former MP for Bungoma South Constituency (presently Kanduyi) and also Bumula. May his soul RIP," ODM stated.

ODM leader Raila Odinga with the now-deceased Lawrence Sifuna.

Born in 1946, Lawrence was first elected into parliament in 1979 to represent the larger Bungoma constituency before it was split.

He later represented Bumula and Kanduyi before quitting in 1997.

In his political heydays, Lawrence aligned with the leftist lawmakers who often challenged the late Daniel Moi's government.

Their stance at the time was that the policies formulated by the government were exploiting the citizenry thus their spirited constant objection against the regime.

To fight along the deceased were Koigi wa Wamwere, James Orengo, Abuya Abuya, Chibule wa Tsuma, Onyango Midika, Mwashengu wa Mwachofi and Philomena Chelangat Mutai.

The aforementioned are hailed for championing Kenya's second liberation.