Raila in Migori for Senator Ben Oluoch’s burial


Raila in Migori for Senator Ben Oluoch's burial
The body of the late Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello arrives in Migori. PHOTO| GEORGE JUMA| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • A section of leaders including opposition leader Raila Odinga have already arrived at the ceremony attended by hundreds of mourners.
  • Other leaders present include: Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo and his National Assembly counterpart John Mbadi as well as Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
  • Mr. Oluoch succumbed to throat cancer on the 19th of June at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi.

The late Migori Senator Ben Oluoch Okello will be buried today at his rural home in Kanyimach Village in Rongo Sub-County.

A section of leaders led by opposition leader Raila Odinga have already arrived at the ceremony attended by hundreds of mourners.

Other leaders present include: Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo and his National Assembly counterpart John Mbadi as well as Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju.

Also in attendance are Senators Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni), Okong’o Omogeni (Nyamira), Fred Outa (Kisumu) and Migori Governor Okoth Obado, MPs Otiende Amollo (Rarieda), Rose Nyamunga (Kisumu), Milly Odhiambo (Suba North), Anthony Oluoch (Mathare), Adipo Okuome (Karachuonyo) and Samuel Atandi (Alego Usonga).

The body of the former radio presenter turned politician arrived at his home on Sunday to a reception by Governor Okoth Obado among other leaders at Lichota airstrip.

His body was then moved to Migori County stadium for public viewing.

Mr. Oluoch succumbed to throat cancer on the 19th of June at the MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi.

He was a former presenter at Royal Media Services’ Ramogi FM and was popularly known as “B.O.O wuod aliwa chieng jamondo” by his fans.

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