H.E Uhuru Kenya, President of Kenya: My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, relatives, friends and residents of Makueni County following the death of Senator Mutula Kilonzo. I am shocked and greatly saddened by the untimely death of Senator Kilonzo. He was one of Kenya’s most brilliant minds, a principled politician and a renowned lawyer.He was an astute politician and leader who was immensely popular among the people of Makueni county and beyond. He was also an outstanding performer who served the country diligently in various capacities including as minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Minister forNairobi Metropolitan and Minister for Education. Both as a politician and as a minister, the late Senator Kilonzo was a competent, consummate and resolute administrator who stuck to his convictions even in the face of opposition. I pray that God grants his family the strength and fortitude to bear the tragic loss. Rest in peace Senator Kilonzo. You will be greatly missed.
Mwai Kibaki (Former President): “Indeed, I will forever cherish the time we worked together with Mutula when he was minister for Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs in the realisation of the new Constitution,” the former President said.
Raila Odinga, ODM Party Leader: “I join the family and friends in mourning Honourable Mutula, one of the most brilliant sons of this nation. The cruel hand of death had once again handed the country deep pain at a trying time. The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), had lost a rare legal and political mind that would be hard to replace. We will certainly miss Honourable Mutula’s capacity to think out of the box and to make simple issues that are otherwise extremely complex. We have lost a leader not shy to speak the truth, however, bitter, who was ready to state what the law says, even if that rubbed the wrong way. Kenya is going through a rare moment in its history replete with immense legal and political challenges, the country needed Mutula’s brilliance, open-mindedness and ability to reach out to others of divergent opinion. We stand with the family, the people of Mbooni he represented in the Tenth Parliament, those of Makueni whom he was to represent in the Senate, and the people of Kenya at this difficult moment.
Kalonzo Musyoka: Hon. Mutula; I am still in shock over the sudden demise of a Brother, Professional colleague and my Party secretary general Hon. Mutula Kilonzo. It is really a devastating moment. God Bless you All.
Peter Kenneth: I am deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of the Senator for Makueni, Hon. Mutula Kilonzo. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the departed Senator and the people of Makueni County. I knew Hon. Mutula Kilonzo and got to know him as a person with a great passion of serving the people of Kenya. He will be fondly remembered for the manner in which he executed his duties as Member of Parliament and Minister without fear or favour. We have lost a great Kenyan.
May the good Lord rest his soul in eternal peace.
Martha Karua: I join Kenyans in mourning the sudden and untimely demise of senator and senior counsel Hon. Mutula Kilonzo. Mutula was an accomplished lawyer and politician who has contributed greatly to the development of the law and development of the country.May God comfort his family, friends and the people of Makueni.
May his soul rest in peace.
Hon. Ali Hassan Joho: I have learned with shock and sadness the untimely demise of Hon.Mutula Kilonzo, Senator, Makueni. I wish to express our most sincere condolences to the family. We wish his family immense strength and peace in life in this trying moment. May his soul rest in peace. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un. 'Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return'
Hon. Evans Kidero: I would like to send my deepest condolence to the family of the late Hon Mutula Kilonzo and the people of Makueni county on the demise of the senator.Kenya has indeed lost a great leader.
Hon. Alfred Mutua: I wish to send my Sincerest and deepest Condolences to the family, friends and constituents
of Senior Counsel and Makueni Senator, Hon. Mutula Kilonzo. Kenya has lost a great and dedicated man. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Musalia Mudavadi: RIP Mutula Kilonzo. Our prayers are with the family of former Makueni Senator.
Daniel Ndambuki (Churchil): We are saddened by the shocking news of Mutula Kilonzo's death. May the Lord rest his soul in peace.
Maina Kageni: RIP Mutula Kilonzo... you were a GREAT man.... a brilliant lawyer and an articulate and fearless leader... I had the pleasure of working with you during the time I hosted "Crossfire" on Kiss 100 alongside Otieno Kajwang', Tony Gachoka, Koigi Wa Wamwere, Mukhisa Kituyi and Ababu Namwamba. You impressed me with your bravado and honesty.. We are poorer as a nation without you... But we musn't be selfish.. Your children and wife have lost a father, husband, mentor and guide... they are in our thoughts and prayers... You fought the good fight, led a good life and you leave great examples that hard work DOES pay!!! Fare thee well and Rest in Peace, Mutula Kilonzo...
Attorney General Githu Muigai said he learnt with great shock the passing on of Mutula. Mr Githu said Mutula was a brilliant lawyer, who dedicated great part of his distinguished career to the service of the law and the legal profession.