Raila who was among the first to visit the accident scene in Ngong area, said the place was a terrible site to behold, adding that it was not possible for them to view the body.
Remembering Ojode’s late brother-Odira Ojode- who was executed for being involved in the 1982 coup, Raila said the family has paid a heavy price by knowing pain and suffering.
“This home has paid a heavy price. It has known pain and suffering,” he said.
Recalling how Cabinet seats were divided between PNU and ODM parties when they came into a coalition, Raila said it was difficult in finding a person to take the security docket but appointed Ojode for his competence and hard work.
“I knew he would succeed because he had shown starling performance in the dockets he had handled before,” he said.
He also supported the President’s call on Kenyans to emulate Ojode, adding that the country was going through a critical transitional period that needed committed people to implement the constitution.
Speaker of the National Assembly Kenneth Marende called on Kenyans to seek divine intervention, adding that Ojode was cheerful and easy to relate with.
“We are all troubled and horrified. We must seek divine intervention,” he said.
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka described Ojode as a man who did not have tribal differences or hatred.
Ojode will be remembered for his active participation in parliament where he defended the government by answering questions touching on national security.
“It will be very difficult for me to imagine that during question time Ojode will not be there to answer questions on security and provincial administration,” Kalonzo said.
There was laughter when Aldai MP Sally Kosgey told mourners that she never understood where Ojode got his humour from, adding that he used to refer to her as “nyar Opiyo” (Opiyo’s daughter).