In Summary
  • ODM party Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, who is also the family’s lawyer, said that the event was a private affair.
  • Mr Sifuna also claimed that Ms Thumbi, a nominated Member of Nairobi County Assembly, had opted not to be part of the event.

A lawyer representing the late Ken Okoth’s lover Anne Muthoni Thumbi has threatened to go to court after his client was excluded from the cremation ceremony of the Kibra MP on Saturday.

Lawyer Elkanah Mogaka, who accused the legislator’s family of disobeying the consent signed in court on Friday, said they will head to court on Monday.  

CREMATION

Mr Mogaka said the cremation ceremony performed at Kariokor Crematorium was done in secret and a statement confirming the process had been done was posted on Twitter.

The lawyer said that on Friday, the MP’s family, through lawyer Edwin Sifuna, consented in court that they would include Ms Thumbi’s son Jayden Okoth in the any service, be it burial or cremation.

“I can confirm to you that Jayden was not included in the cremation ceremony and as it stands, the family is in disobedience of the court order and we will be taken action on the same on Monday,” said Mr Mogaka.

But Orange Democratic Movement Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, who is also the family’s lawyer, said that the event was a private affair.

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