The late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s body was on Saturday morning cremated at Kariokor in presence of his family. However, the legislator’s mother, Angeline Ajwang allegedly skipped the cremation of his son’s body.
Hon. Okoth's remains have been cremated this morning in accordance with his wishes and in the presence of his family. May his soul Rest In Peace.— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) August 3, 2019
According to Okoth’s nephew Evans Oluoch, Angeline was against the cremation idea. Oluoch who spoke to Citizen TV said that Oluoch’s mother insisted up to the last minute that his body should be buried.
The mother is was also allegedly not involved in the cremation plans.
“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.Unfortunately, we just got the news yesterday on TV when Sifuna said that the family had agreed to cremate Ken and I’m really shocked because even his mum was never involved in this.” he remarked.
Oluoch further revealed that ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga had agreed to provide a chopper that would carry Okoth’s body. However, this was not to be.
“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. To our surprise, everything just changed last evening. We heard that the body is going to be cremated yet Ken’s mum fully disagreed. She really wanted the body to be buried next to her house,” he added.
He explained that the decision to cremate the deceased lawmaker was carried out by two family members together with his wife, Monica Lavender Okoth.