Kisumu County Assembly speaker Elisha Oraro is mourning the death of his father John Ouko.
His father's death was confirmed by Kisumu County Governor Anyang' Nyong'o.
Nyong'o described Ouko as a revered figure in the Nyahera Community and a man whose wisdom had a lasting impact on the leadership of greater Kisumu West.
Nyong'o says Ouko left a legacy of generosity and kindness that will forever be remembered.
He added that his influence extended far beyond his family and community, earning him the title of a respected patriarch and elder in the Nyahera Community.
Governor Nyong'o went on to express his heartfelt condolences to the family of Ouko.
"I have received with deep sorrow the reports about the death of Mzee John Ouko - the father to Speaker of the County Assembly of Kisumu, Hon. Elisha Jack Oraro.
"I have known Mzee Ouko for many years. Besides being a respected patriarch and elder in the Nyahera Community, he was a man of great wisdom whose opinion helped shape leadership in the greater Kisumu West," Nyong'o said in a statement.
"He will be remembered for his generosity and kindness to his community members," he said.
"On behalf of my family and the County Government of Kisumu, I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to Hon. Oraro, his family, friends and the people of Kisumu West Sub-county.
May Mzee's soul rest in eternal peace," the county boss concluded.