Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has perfected the art of sending condolences messages. Actually, he deserves to be called ‘Chief Professional Mourner.’
The Ford Kenya leader has actually turned his social media platforms into an obituary page. Maybe the senator has given himself a new job after being de-whipped from the Minority Senate leader. It was messy indeed.
As a matter of fact, his middle name ‘Masika’ in his native Luhya language, means ‘funeral.’
If you take a look at Wetangula’s Twitter page, you may think that death is the only thing that happens in his life.
The last five posts on Wetangula’s Twitter page have been condolence messages. In the latest post, the Senator eulogized fallen Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso as a gallant fighter for her constituents.
The death of Gov Joyce Laboso is a great shock and loss. She was an astute political tactician and gallant fighter for her constituents and the rights of women. She made her mark as one of the few elected women Governors. She’ll be truly missed.
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) July 29, 2019
In the subsequent post, Wetangula mourns the death of Shinyalu MP Bernard Shinali’s son who perished through a car accident in the USA.
Its with deep sorrow that i learnt of the passing of Hon Shinali’s son through what he(Shinali) described to me as a freak accident. As my brother travels to the US to bring back the remains he has my sympathy and solidaity in prayers.
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) July 28, 2019
Wetangula still exploits his professional mourning skills by writing a touching tribute to Kibra MP Ken Okoth who succumbed to cancer just the other week.
The passing on of Hon Ken Okoth has prematurely deemed a brilliant & promising star. Focused, industrious, amiable and with great determination, Ken has left Kibra better than he found it. His infectious smile and warm heart will be remembered by all. RIP Ken
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) July 26, 2019
The senator does the same to the Football legend Joe Kadenge and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore.
The curtain has fallen on our football legend Joe Kadenge. His football artistry equalled modern day Thierry Henry, Christian Ronaldo, George Weah, Samuel Etoo etc. We must have a proper policy for the welfare of our sports heroes/heroines. RIP Joe.
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) July 7, 2019
I mourn the passing on of Bob Collymore,the Safaricom ceo, with deep sorrow. Bob managed and navigated the growth of Safaricom esp mobile money transfers. He exemplified the greatness & humility of a successful entrepreneur. RIP brother Bob.
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) July 1, 2019
This man Wetangula with his prowess also mourns international figures just proving with no doubt that he is just but a professional mourner.
Mohamed Morsy, Egypt’s only ever freely elected president but never let by the army to serve collapsed and died in a courtroom while facing spurious & politically instigated charges. He showed how one can rise from obscurity to high office. RIP MM
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) June 18, 2019
This Wetangula’s habit of only ‘resurrecting’ during deaths as angered most Kenyans. Most of them have condemned him really hard for that habit.
you only get to knw ppl when curtains have fallen.. What did u do when he was alive an needed what u’v just tweeted? Crap!!!
— Isaac mwangi (@Isaacizoh) July 7, 2019
Why tell us now that he’s gone,, selfish leader you would have legislated that long time, shame on you!!!!
— Jamesthirikwa (@JamesThirikwa) July 7, 2019