Signs of trouble as Ken Okoth's relatives declare they won't attend funeral service

They claim Luo customs have been violated

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale with Ken Okoth's widow Monica. Kibra MP's paternal relatives declare they won't attend Homa Bay funeral service

Paternal relatives of the Late Kibra MP Ken Okoth have threatened to boycott his funeral service in Kasipul Kabondo, Homa Bay County on Saturday.

The relatives who had Tuesday demanded to have the MP's remains interred beside his father's grave in Kochia have claimed that Luo customs are being violated.

They have further warned his mother, Mama Angeline Ajwang Ongere, that she is on her own after failing to respect Luo traditions in the burial arrangements.

"We won’t attend Ken Okoth’s funeral ceremony. The MP’s mum, Angeline Ajwang Ongere, should be ready to face the consequences of violating the Luo traditions," stated the MP's paternal uncle Chrispine Aseto Obonyo while speaking to K24.

He specifically noted that it is Luo custom to have a son buried beside his father when he dies.

Ken Okoth to be cremated to fulfil his will

Reports have alleged that the MP wanted to be cremated when he died, a wish that is said to have been outlined in his will and communicated to his close family.

While briefing the public on the arrangements on Wednesday, ODM party leader Raila Odinga simply stated that his body will be handed over to the family after the funeral service on Saturday.

The MP died last Friday at the Nairobi Hospital after a brave battle with colorectal cancer. He had allegedly given a do not resuscitate consent to his close family.


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