The final resting place for the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth, 41, is the subject of debate on social media.
Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer on July 26 at the Nairobi Hospital.
Four days ago we learned that he asked his family to switch off his life support and ‘let him go’.
His fathers side of the family want him buried next to his father in Homa Bay. And this is where the dilemma checks in.
The family from Rangwe constituency wants the body buried at Kanyachir-Amoso village in Kochia, where his father was laid to rest.
A family spokesman said this is according to Luo traditions, however KOT beg to differ.
In sharp remarks made on social media, KOT want the late’s paternal side of the family to let it be. Read their reactions below:
Luo culture is funny, you abadon a kid, the kid grows to be prominent, dies, the dads clan claims the bury him. Question, will you do the same to obama?
I hope the late MP had left a will. He should be laid to rest according to his wishes. Why admonish the late MP to a home he barely knew?
Will this be a repeat of the famous battle of Nyalgunga (S.M Otieno’s Funeral)
Peharps the battle of Kochia?
And the case was decided on their favour. Did the father claim him when he was alive? And also there is a saying ‘loo oktamrega ng’ato’ Now the jungu wife be wondering about these traditions. NKT
Okoths’ relatives are only interested in disco matanga and inheriting the white widow. Where were they when okoth was struggling?
These ‘father’s side relatives’ are never there when widowers are left after their sons death but are always the first ones to give rules on burials n dowries,very lazy always
The last thing he did for his constituents was attend a music festival on July 7th with his peers.
Our children have immeasurable talent; it’s a joy to give them a platform to showcase these talents on stage through song, dance, and poetry.