Bungoma senator disrespects Deputy President Ruto at Yvonne Wamalwa's funeral

Despite not showing up at the swearing in ceremony of Raila Odinga, Mr. Wetangula insist he does not recognize the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In what was seen as a show of defiance, the Bungoma senator referred to deputy president William Ruto only as 'honourable' and not by his official title.

He referred to other leaders as 'your  excellencies' at the funeral in Milimani, Kitale, Trans Nzoia County where politicians flexed muscles.

Despite not showing up at the swearing in ceremony of Raila Odinga as the peoples President, held at Uhuru Park, Mr. Wetangula insist he does not recognize the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He lashed out at Uhuru and Ruto for failing to obey the order to restore the signals of  KTN, NTV and Citizen TV,

The legislator told the president to immediately lift the ban which has resulted in outcry by the public, the media, rights groups and politicians.

"Article 35 of the constitution gives Kenyans the right to information. I wonder why the president and the government have violated the constitution," Wetang'ula told mourners.

He also rebuked the Jubilee administration for withdrawing the security of some NASA leaders amid a crackdown on members of the outlawed National Resistance Movement.

Leaders who attended the burial included Education CS Amina Mohamed; senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka; governors Patrick Khaemba, Wycliffe Wangamati (Bungoma), Sospeter Ojamong (Busia), and Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega); senator Michael Mbito and at least 20 MPs.

Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa read former president Mwai Kibaki's message to his family.

Yvonne Wamalwa passed on at Nanyuki Cottage hospital after developing complications and was rushed to cottage hospital where she died.

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