Riaga Ogalo, the Vice Chairman for the Council of Elders has died on the evening of Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Ogalo was undergoing treatment in Nairobi at the Kenyatta National Hospital when he passed away. The Vice Chairman for the Council of Elders had been battling a kidney infection. He also formerly served as the chairman for the Luo Council of Elders.
“He had been admitted at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, from where he was transferred to KNH,” Philemon Riaga, Ogalo’s son, told the Daily Nation.
Ogalo was succeeded in his role as Chairman for the Luo Council of Elders by Willis Otondi. The elections were hotly contested, with the resulting conflict partially mediated by Raila Odinga, the party leader for CORD.
On their Facebook page, the organisation describes their goals saying,“Kenya National Council of Elders comprises all registered traditional councils of elders; objective: peace, cohesion and integration for development.”