RECEIVED trainING as A DETECTIVE
in Moscow School of Investigation
- - Lion Earnest Awiti Ogutu of
the Mombasa Lions Club, Pwani has peacefully passed away at Kenyatta
National Hospital on 3Oth May.
His fellow Lions, on
hearing of him being admitted to I.C.U. at the Aga Khan Hospital they
rushed to see how they could help him.
He was laid to rest at
his original home - Ogenda, at Nyasema on 12th June.
They met most of his
hospital bills and were ready to meet the expenses of transporting him
for Kidney treatments to Kenyatta National Hospital.
His fellow Lions and
close friend Hon. Ramadhani S. Kajembe described the late Ogutu:
"He was the most
detribalized gentleman with a deep sense of belonging to all Kenyans
as he was ever ready to help anybody coming for his personal help.
himself a truly Coastal man and proud at that, as he had never thought
of settling back in Nyanza since he came to live at Mombasa at the age
of sixteen years old and working as a book shop assistant with a
Mombasa Missionary bookshop (CMS) and later on joined the now well
known City Bookshop."
- - Late
Earnest Awiti Ogutu.
He was so friendly and
generous minded personality that almost all the communities at Mombasa
regarded him as their good friend - freely and easily mixing with them
in their social and cultural gatherings and contributing to making the
events a success.
He would be greatly
missed at such gatherings.
Cool and disciplined he
possessed meticulous observation with a keen and enquiring mind.
He had his training as
an investigator in a Moscow School of Investigation and Detective
College for five years where his performances were highly commended.
He was always
immaculately dressed - dandy.
His favourite magazine -
On his return he was
attached to the Immigration Department office at Mombasa where he soon
established a reputation with his unique investigating power.
He loved the Coast and
its indigenous communities, so much so that he so freely mixed with
them; that it was extremely difficult to discriminate him from the
Lion Ogutu was a
committed member of the Mombasa Lions Club, Pwani who strictly and
loyally so adhered to the its principles and ethics; readily to go out
of his way to help whoever was in genuine need for any deserving
believed:" To be happy is to make others happy.
To appreciate others'
assistance is to be yourself of assistant of others - when needs
His esteemed friend
James Oluoch, noted:
"We have lost a
thorough gentleman and a great humanitarian.
His death has robbed us
of an exceptionally good man."
He used to admire Hon.
Charles Njonjo's personal characteristics and his leadership
qualities; particularly his unique style of expressing himself in
He often quoted his
fovourite epithet: "Justice delayed is justice denied."
He used to express his
wish to his close friends that when he passed away he should be buried
beside his second wife and son's graves at Kisauni graveyard - Mombasa.
The Luo traditional
The former Buibui woman
nominated parliamentarian, Hon. Maryam Matano was terribly saddened by
"He helped us, the
children of Baba Matano, in many ways, particularly so in continuing
with our schooling."
He was so friendly and
such generous minded personality that almost all the communities at
Mombasa regarded him as their good friend.