Death is cruel and painful to families as it takes away the loved ones unexpectedly.
The 83 year old is a celebrated wordsmith, editor, a columnist and author whose style of writing captured a lot of readers for nearly four decades.
According to his family members, his untimely death came as a result of pneumonia after battling it for quite sometime now.
Mr. Ochieng' attended the prestigious Alliance High School before going to the U.S for further studies.
The Deputy President has posted on his twitter account eulogising Ochieng' as a consummate no - nonsense and committed journalist whose depth of knowledge and understanding of issues was exceptional.
Condoling with his family members, ODM leader Raila Odinga eulogises the late as a Veteran journalist and legendary columnist. Odinga says through the power of the pen, Philip spoke to the most powerful and moved the society into action.
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