Anger ,Shock Over Cremation Decision For MP Ken Okoth’s Body


The decision to have the body of the Late Kibra MP Ken Okoth cremated has caused a stir on social media as it had faced opposition from different parties among them his close family members.

Okoth’s remains were cremated early Saturday morning at the Kariokor crematorium in Nairobi, despite a section of the family arguing that they were unaware of the plan to cremate their son.

Okoth’s mother Angelina Ajwang’ had insisted up to the last minute that his body should be buried and now will be forced to bury a banana stalk in place of her son according to the Luo tradition.

The late Kibra MP Ken Okoth with his mother Angeline Ajwang.PHOTO/COURTESY

According to the deceased’s nephew, Evans Oluoch, the burial plans for Okoth were underway at Kabongo only for things to turn during the last minute.

“Actually, the family did not meet because if the family met then Ken’s mum should have been there. If the family met, some of the relatives should have been there”

“Plans were already underway and everything was set.The villagers were waiting.Some of the relatives did not come to Nairobi because they knew very well that the body is going to Kabondo.

A section of Kenyans have since taken to the social media to express their anger over the decision to have Okoth cremated rather than buried according to Luo tradition.

Here is what they have to say;

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