On Saturday, November 7, 2020 –
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has mourned Late Senior Counsel Nzamba Kitonga as “one of the greatest sons of Kitui County whose contributions led to the constitutional and legal development of his motherland”.
Addressing thousands of Kenyans at Mutitu in Kitui East Constituency, Governor Ngilu praised the late for having chaired the committee of Experts that drafted Kenya’s Second Constitution promulgated in 2010.
“He charged that responsibility with the greatest fidelity to the history, hopes and aspirations of his countrymen, eschewing partisanship, controversy making many proud”. Said Governor Ngilu.
On the BBI talks, Governor Ngilu said Kitui is gratified that the late approved the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative to reform the constitution to make Kenya a more just, cohesive and inclusive country.
Noting that Kitui and Kenya had lost a son and an Icon, Governor Ngilu said Kitonga will be greatly missed by all_ a man who walked in the footsteps of his late father. (A pioneer legislator from Kitui).
President Kenyatta, in a speech read by CS Monica Juma – said it was sad that Nzamba lost his life at a time when the country needed his expertise in the push for constitutional change terming him as a humble man, renown Kenyan, mentor and a constitutional expert with enormous achievements.
On his part, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga termed the late Nzamba as a Pan African, Lawyer and a great son of Kenya.
The burial was attended by leaders from across the country and a section of counsels from across Africa.