An Orange Democratic Movement legislator is in mourning after she lost her daughter on Tuesday, February 11.
Through social media, the party condoled with Professor Jacqueline Oduol, a nominated MP representing marginalized women’s interests in the National Assembly.
The opposition party revealed that her daughter, Amanda, succumbed to cancer.
“On behalf of the ODM National Secretariat, the NEC and on my own behalf, I send our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and relatives of Hon. Professor Jacqueline Oduol following the death of her beloved daughter, Amanda, after a brave battle against cancer.
“We stand with you mheshimiwa at this trying time,” ODM executive director, Oduor Ong’wen released a statement on behalf of the party.
The bereaved MP is known for her remarkable efforts in gender mainstreaming, leadership, governance and child protection.
She is also the chair of the caucus of nominated women MPs in the National Assembly.
The legislator is also a founder member of the ODM Party and its women league, having run for political office in 2007.
Oduol serves in various leadership positions including as chair of the Orange Women League Technical Committee and as a trainer in various sectors of governance, leadership and women’s empowerment.
Amanda’s death comes a few days after daughter to the late National Heritage Minister William ole Ntimama, Vivian Ntimama collapsed and died.
Vivian succumbed to a heart attack at her home on Friday morning, January 31.
Her sister, Lydia Ntimama, stated that the deceased was preparing to go to work but collapsed while taking a shower.
Prior to her death, the deceased who was an officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is said to have complained of chest pains.