Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga today met a man he never forgot in life, John Mwavuda in Mbololo, Taita Taveta County.He spent time with Mzee Mwavuda at Manyani maximum prison. Mwavuda was the prison guard during Raila’s detention period .

Raila wrote,

”THIS MAN John Mwavuda. Today in Mbololo, Taita Taveta County, I had the good fortune of spending time with Mzee John Mwavuda, my prison guard during my detention period at Manyani maximum prison. He was kind enough to smuggle in pieces of toilet paper that I would then use to write letters on to my loved ones.Mwavuda also doubled as the official courier for the prison and I would deliberately write official letters which would later trigger his transfer to Nairobi. He risked his life and selflessly delivered messages to key contacts for me during these official trips. Mzee John Mwavuda is a person I will be forever indebted to and I will support a project that is close to his heart that he has told me is about to come to fruition. He has now lost most of his close family members. Let us pray for strength and comfort for this selfless man. Hongera Shujaa Mzee John Mwavuda.”


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