Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula and Westlands MP Timothy Wanyonyi’s brother Tony Waswa was on Wednesday 20, 2020 laid to rest in their rural home in Sirisia Constituency, Bungoma County.
The late was however, accorded a Covid-19-like burial.
Tony passed on while undergoing treatment at the Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi last Friday. Villagers and other residents of Sirisia have been forced to crane their necks over fence to catch the burial ceremony.
At least five priests led the ceremony that lasted for less than an hour as the family observed coronavirus health guidelines, with officials from the Ministry of Health Handling the body from the moment it arrived by a helicopter, to the time of interment.
Away from the graveside where the men of God said prayers before his remains could be lowered, sat four staffs from the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 response team. The four donned overflowing white personal protective gears that only left faces uncovered.
Kenyans on social media are now questioning whether the late died of Covid-19, following the way he was buried.
Until his death, the late was an aide to Wanyonyi who has been an lawmaker at the National Assembly since 2013.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com