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Pascal Odira: Tom Mboya’s Younger Brother Dies in the US

Pascal Odira Ndiege, the younger brother of departed Kenyan unionist Tom Mboya is dead. 

In an update on Facebook, a user identified as Levin Opiyo disclosed that Odira passed away in Sacramento California where he was living with his family.  

In 1974, at the age of 20, and courtesy of his late brother’s friends, he joined Northwestern College in Iowa where he majored in Business Administration. 

Opiyo informed that Odira was only 16 years old when Mboya was assassinated 53 years ago. 

He attached a photo of Odira breaking down when Mboya’s body arrived at his home in Lavington in 1969. 

His parents Mzee Leonardus Ndiege and Marsella Awuor Ndiege had four sons, Tom Mboya Ndiege, Alphonce Okuku Ndiege, Peter Okong’o Ndiege and Odira. 

Mboya was gunned down on July 5, 1969, on Moi Avenue in a suspected political assassination. 

A statue of Mboya was installed on Moi Avenue, where he was killed, and the nearby busy Victoria Street was renamed Tom Mboya Street in his honour.

READ ALSO: Tom Mboya’s statue detached from Nairobi CBD

Mboya left a wife and five children. He is buried in a mausoleum on Rusinga Island, which was built in 1970. 

Nahashon Isaac Njenga Njoroge who was hanged at Kamiti Prison for the murder of Tom Mboya PHOTO/COURTESY

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