In Summary
  • Mr Okoth's wife Monica Lavender and one of the MP’s brother, argued that the body would be cremated according to his wish before he died.

  • The family has dared Mr Okoth’s wife to present the will showing that the Kibra legislator had instructed that he be cremated.

  • At Ms Ajwang's home, relatives were glued to television as others tuned to several radio stations to get information on Mr Okoth’s final journey.

Relatives of Kibra MP Ken Okoth have condemned the Saturday’s cremation of the legislator at Kariokor, Nairobi. 

Family members, including the MP’s elder brother Rashid Omondi said they did not approve of the cremation of the legislator. 

Mr Omondi said he knew that the body would be taken to his mother’s home in Ogenga village in Kabondo Kasipul for burial after a funeral service at Got Rateng’ Primary School.

"I am still puzzled that some members of my family resolved to cremate my brother’s body," he said.

CUSTOMS

He was speaking on Saturday at the home of his mother, Ms Anjeline Ajwang. Mr Omondi said the Luo customs do not approve of cremation.

Mr Okoth's wife Monica Lavender and one of the MP’s brother, argued that the body would be cremated according to his wish before he died.

The family has dared Mr Okoth’s wife to present the will showing that the Kibra legislator had instructed that he be cremated when he dies.

"Wills have witnesses. We want to know who, apart from the wife, knew about plans for cremation. Even my mother was not told about the plans, " Mr Omondi said. 

"(Ms) Monica has a lot of questions to answer, let her come her come and explain everything to us," he added.

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