Did you hear about the chaotic burial of the late Ohangla musician, Abenny Jachinga in the past week?
If you did not, here is what happened: His ‘homies’ felt that he was buried too soon after his demise, and they were not allowed to mourn him the way a man of his stature should be mourned. Their concern was that he was hastily buried like a COVID-19 victim, yet that is not what killed him.
Here is where it gets weird, the rowdy youth stormed his burial, pulled him out of his grave, and refilled it. engaging police officers in running battles all day long.
It was only in the wee hours of Saturday morning that the deceased musician was finally laid to rest, and his mother had to camp on top of his grave to beg the troublemakers to leave her family alone.
So, when did we start being cool with running around the street with coffins?
In the traditional African society, if the mere thought of death crossed your mind, you had to run to the mountain or forest and beg the gods for mercy and forgiveness, but today, the fear of death seems to have died, and along with it, respect for the dead.
Bottom line: If this is what modernization entails, then maybe we need to travel back to the 90s and give these millennials a lesson in taboos.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto crafts new 2022 alliance to ‘vanquish dynasties’
Deputy President William Ruto has embarked on crafting a new alliance with key politicians from the 47 counties billed to vanquish the dynasties.
As ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta have turned the home of Cotu secretary Francis Atwoli as the epicenter for planning their 2022 succession politics, Ruto has for the last three weeks been holed up in meeting after meeting with his dream team.
Uhuru and Ruto have fallen out politically and their 2013 succession deal has been shattered. The DP is now shopping for new alliances which he hopes would hand him the ticket to be the next occupier of the top seat.
Government bans night burials for COVID-19 patients
It will be illegal for county officials to bury COVID-19 patients at night after a series of public outcry over the manner in which the deceased were being interred.
Health director-general Patrick Amoth said he will send a circular to counties to remind them of the protocols on the burial of COVID-19 victims and make it clear on the need to adhere to the norms of people.
Health director-general Patrick Amoth said he will issue a new guideline to county health officials for them to understand on how to handle COVID-19 victims’ bodies.
Rosemary Odinga Makes Political Comeback
Rosemary Odinga, daughter of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, spoke on a potential return to elective politics when she appeared on Anne Kiguta’s Punchline Show on Sunday, June 14.
Rosemary had declared her candidacy for the Kibra parliamentary seat in 2016, ahead of the 2017 General Elections but dropped out of the race months later due to illness.
She had been diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor that caused her partial blindness. She was later flown to South Africa for advanced treatment.
As Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru’s impeachment deliberations move to the Senate, many have predicted that since President Uhuru Kenyatta has regained control of the House, Waiguru is likely to survive since she is a close ally of the Head of State. Do you think Senators will make an impartial decision, or will they simply be the President’s mouthpiece?