There was a stand off between the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s widow and Lee Funeral Home management when the former demanded to take the body in the middle of the night.
According to reports reaching Uhondo News , Ken’s widow Monica arrived at the funeral home at around 10pm, Friday, accompanied by unidentified people.
There was a back and forth between Monica and the Lee Funeral Home management who declined to handover the body in the middle of the night. It was against policy, they informed the widow.
Monica and her team did not stand down and instead insisted on leaving with the body.
According to sources privy to the details, Ken’s widow noted that there were rumours that Kibra constituents had plans to block roads leading to the crematorium.
Their plan was to have Ken cremated before the drama that would come with barricaded roads.
“Monica’s team wanted Ken’s body taken that night so that they could proceed to Kariokor without the knowledge of the alleged dissatisfied constituents. According to them, they wanted by the time the Kibra people were barricading routes leading to Kariokor, the process would have long been over,” Uhondo News quotes a source.
The body was released at 3am following a standoff.
It does however remain a mystery where the body was taken between time of collection and 7am, when they arrived at Kariokor.
The process lasted two hours with lawyer Edwin Sifuna, two of Ken’s brothers and Monica present.
According to the deceased’s nephew, Elvis Oluoch, Ken’s mother Angeline Ajwang’ was not made aware of the plans to cremate her son.
She will now travel to her rural home and plant a banana stem to symbolise the interment of her son.
Ken died on July 26 after losing battle to colorectal cancer.