He has been eulogized through his well researched writings. Some describing his writings as penned poetic English. He had written a stinging editorial in KANU's Kenya Times newspaper that railed against ruling elite, and thereafter the linguistically sparklingly pieces in the Sunday Nation. His idea was ever to advise Kenyans to take their positions.
Philip Ochieng will be remembered for his inscrutable mastery of the English language. Many people learned a lot from him and admired his writings. He was a man at home with his humanity even if in his uniquely stoic way. These are some of the words used by Kenyans on Twitter to describe his interests in writing.
The Kakamega governor had sent his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of legendary scribe. He added that Philip shaped and mentored many journalists. His articles motivated many readers and shaped the society.
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