REQUIEM

[PHOTOS] Requiem held for Defence department boss Brig Chrispin Odhiambo

Brig Odhiambo was the head of the newly created National Air Support Department.

In Summary

•A requiem mass in memory of the late Odhiambo was held ahead of his burial at his home in Kendu Bay on Friday.

•Brig Odhiambo was the head of the newly created National Air Support Department.

Family, friends and colleagues gather at Consolata Shrine Westlands during a requiem mass in memory of the late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo on September 23, 2021, ahead of his burial at their home in Kendu Bay tomorrow./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Family, friends and colleagues gather at Consolata Shrine Westlands during a requiem mass in memory of the late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo on September 23, 2021, ahead of his burial at their home in Kendu Bay tomorrow./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Family and friends of the late Brigadier Chrispin Odhiambo gathered on Thursday at Consolata Shrine in Westlands to pay their last respects. 

The requiem was held ahead of his burial at his home in Kendu Bay on Friday.

The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's portrait displayed at the alter
The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's portrait displayed at the alter
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Brig Odhiambo, of the Kenya Air Force and formerly of the National Defence College, who was appointed the head NASD in December 2020, died at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi on Sunday last week after an illness, his family and colleagues said.

Before his death, he was the head of the newly created National Air Support Department.

The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's daughters in black Sandra Akeno and Jessica Ariana carries their offering during their father's requiem mass at Consolata Shrine Westlands ahead of the burial to be held at their home in Kendu Bay on September 24, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's daughters in black Sandra Akeno and Jessica Ariana carries their offering during their father's requiem mass at Consolata Shrine Westlands ahead of the burial to be held at their home in Kendu Bay on September 24, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Brig Odhiambo was in charge of the aircraft owned by the National Police Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Power, Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited among other state agencies.

Brig Odhiambo is the third senior officer to die at the Wilson Airport based police unit this year.

The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's portrait displayed at the alter
The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's portrait displayed at the alter
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Last month, Evans Ochieng, an Assistant Inspector General (AIG), and who was Col Rogers Mbithi’s deputy also died.

A few months earlier, former Airwing Director Eng John Patrick Owino also died after a short illness.

The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's daughter, Jessica Ariana shares her tribute
The late Brig. Chrispin Odhiambo's daughter, Jessica Ariana shares her tribute
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

President Uhuru Kenyatta had in December presided over the official handover to the military the management of government civilian-owned planes in the country.

He later launched NASD at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

Levi, a close family friend reads the eulogy booklet
Levi, a close family friend reads the eulogy booklet