Murder, suicide and illness are some of the things that have robbed some Kenyan politicians of their kids and it’s heartbreaking.
From Raila Odinga to Njeru Githae below are politicians whose kids have died.
Isaiah Otieno, 23, was killed on May 13 2008 when the Bell 206 helicopter chartered by BC Hydro crashed on a residential street in Cranbrook, landing on top of him as he walked to the post office to mail letters to family and friends.
2. Njeru Githae
Robinson Njeru Githae’s son. 23 – year-old Brian Karanga Njeru, a computer science student at the University Of Nairobi, was found dead in 2012 at his father’s home in Runda estate, Nairobi.
It was alleged he committed suicide.
3. James Ratemo
Three children of former Eldoret MCA aspirant James Ratemo Nyambane were found murdered and their bodies dumped in River Nzoia five days after they went missing.
Clifford (seven), Glen (three) and Taya (five) were reported missing as they did not return home after leaving for Eldovil SDA Church.
He termed the killings as evil and the work of the devil.
Solicitor General Muchemi Wanjuki’s son
He passed away in December 2012. The son of former Solicitor-General Wanjuki Muchemi was found dead at their home in Nairobi.
The post-mortem examination showed Muchemi Junior had a cracked skull, which may have been caused by a blunt object that led to his death.
Stephen Ondiek’s three children
Three children of former assistant minister Archbishop Stephen Ondiek died in a grisly road accident.
They were returning to Nairobi after helping their father win a nomination for the Ugenya parliamentary seat in November 2002.
Ondiek’s daughter died on the spot. His two sons were flown to Nairobi Hospital where they died immediately after being admitted into the ICU.
Former internal security minister Julius Sunkuli’s son was killed after e was hit by a blunt object.
The late Salaton died mysteriously and his body found at the mortuary his body on May 19, 2018, more than 10 days when police transferred the body to the morgue.
Raila Odinga who is known by many as ‘Baba’ lost his son Fidel Odinga in 2015.
Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama’s son Ndemo Nyangarama passed on after a two month battle with Acute Menengitis at the Nairobi Hospital.