"I want our people to engage in healthy politics that enhances development," Mr Odinga said.

His elder brother and East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP, Oburu Oginga, who first introduced the debate as he spoke at the funeral, said Mr Odinga will continue to play local politics "as he is a politician by blood."

"He (Raila) is there to stay. Those who think he will retire soon are simply daydreaming," Dr Oginga said.

He criticised those censuring Mr Odinga to keep off local politics based on his age and accused them of harbouring ulterior motives.

"Everyone ages day by day. Raila cannot be old if Oburu is not because I am older than him. He is just my follower," added Dr Oginga.


Senate Minority Leader and Siaya Senator James Orengo assured their supporters that the handshake between Mr Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta "will change the country”.

"The handshake was not an easy task. We are confident it will come with many developments for the good of our people," Mr Orengo said.

He pointed out that the cordial relationship between Mr Odinga and President Kenyatta was good for the country.

Mr Odinga eulogised Mr Okello as a Pan-Africanist and a hero.

Deputy Governor James Okumbe, Engineer Tom Okoko and local MCAs attended the funeral.

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