Hon. Joshua Orwa Ojode

Posted: June 10, 2012 in Kenya legend


Joshua Orwa Ojode (29 December 1958 – 10 June 2012) was a Kenyan politician. He was the assistant minister for internal security. He belonged to the Orange Democratic Movement and was elected to represent the Ndhiwa Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007. He first came to parliament in the year 1997 but through the National Development party headed by the current Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Ojode was reported to have died on 10 June 2012 in a police helicopter crash in Kenya. By the time of his death, Orwa Ojode was the Member of Parliament for Ndhiwa constituency as well as a renowned business person. He was an avid defender of the government of Kenya and had a very strict stand on matters of security. It was under his watch and of his head, Minister for defence Prof. George Saitoti (with whom they perished in the crash), that the repulsion of the Al-Shabaab in Somalia, dubbed Operation linda nchi (guard the nation), was launched. He will be remembered for ceaselessly defending the head of his ministry and the political stands that he took together with the party he belonged to. Orwa Ojode had survived a chopper crash a few years earlier.

  1. We have lost a very industrious son of Kenya who was so comitted to his work in general and his constituents in particular.The Hon. Ojode has died when his services were required most. May the Almighty Lord keep his soul in eternal peace. Amen

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