Ken Okoth’s paternal family want him buried next to his father


Ken Okoth's paternal family want him buried next to his father
The late Kibra MP Ken Okoth. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to the family members, Mr. Okoth’s father Nicholas Anayo Obonyo lived with his mother Anjeline Ajwang in the area before they separated in the 1980s.
  • Family spokesman Raymond Mbai told Citizen Digital that, following the separation, the late legislator - then at a young age - moved with his mother to Ogenga Village in Kasipul Kabondo.

Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth’s paternal family now says they are ready to bury him at Amoso village in Kochia ward, Homa Bay County next to where his late father is buried.

According to family members, Mr. Okoth’s father Nicholas Anayo Obonyo lived with his mother Anjeline Ajwang in the area before they separated in the 1980s.

Family spokesman Raymond Mbai told Citizen Digital that following the separation, the late legislator – then at a young age – moved with his mother to Ogenga Village in Kasipul Kabondo.

They further added that Mr. Obonyo then married another woman before passing on in 1993 and was buried in Kochia, where they would also like the late Kibra MP to be laid to rest.

Mr. Mbai, who is the late Mr. Obonyo’s nephew, added that their family had been kept in the dark over burial arrangements despite sharing a lineage with MP Okoth.

“The family members want to make one point straight; we don’t want to create wrangles, he was a national leader so we have to be in touch with the mother to be in touch with the wife,” said Mr. Mbai.

“If they feel he should be laid to rest here next to his father, we have no objection. If they so feel they want to lay him to rest elsewhere, we have no objection.”

Ken Okoth passed on at the Nairobi Hospital on Friday after a long battle with colorectal cancer.

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