The late Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth’s body will not be flown to Kasipul Kabondo in Homa Bay County as earlier planned, Uhondo News has learnt.
Orange Democratic Movement Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, who doubles as Okoth’s family lawyer cited logistical issues as the reason for the change of plan.
He was speaking at the Milimani Law Courts after signing the cremation consent alongside Nairobi County Assembly MCA Anne Thumbi who had earlier obtained orders to stop Okoth’s interment.
Ms Thumbi had accused the family of sidelining her five-year-old son, who he sired with Okoth, in the late MP’s funeral arrangements.
Family sources intimated to a local media said they fear mourners in Homa Bay “will grab Okoth’s coffin and forcefully bury him”.
“Should they be allowed to do that, they would have acted in breach of Ken Okoth’s will. Out of fear, we wish to say that Okoth will be cremated right here in Nairobi tomorrow (Saturday, August 3),” the source revealed.
The family is now planning to have Okoth’s remains cremated on Saturday in Nairobi.