Standard newspaper’s story on fight for Fidel Odinga's estate mysteriously pulled down

Ida and Fidel's widow fight over multi-million property

Standard newspaper’s story on Raila family wars mysteriously pulled down

The Standard newspaper on Monday mysteriously pulled down a sensational story reporting a bitter family fight over the control of the estate of the late Fidel Odinga.

Fidel, who passed on in 2015, was the eldest son to ODM Leader Raila Odinga.

He was survived by his Eritrean widow, Getachew Bekele, with whom they had one child.

The Standard had on Sunday night indicated that the steamy property row would be on the newspaper’s headline.

The story also appeared briefly on the epaper platform but come Monday morning, a different story was placed on the headline and no mention was made of the Odinga’s succession fight.

The newspaper did not offer an explanation or an apology for publicizing a story that did not appear on its hardcopy publication.

Pulse Live Kenya has since established that Bekele is currently engaged in a court battle pitting her against her mother-in-law Ida Odinga and her sister-in-law Winnie Odinga.

Ida has objected to Fidel’s widow getting sole administration over the deceased’s estate, saying some of the interested parties had been left out.

The wife to the ODM Leader told the court that Fidel had sired twins via a secret lover – and insisted that the two should be included in the estate’s subdivision.

Ida added that her daughter-in-law had not included some of the assets Fidel owned.

The widow had included seven bank accounts, the couple’s matrimonial home in Karen, three parcels of land, and three cars as assets under Fidel Odinga’s estate. 

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