Mutula’s post-mortem due on Monday

April 28, 2013 4:01 pm
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The body of the late Kilonzo was brought to the Lee Funeral Home Saturday night from his Maanzoni home in Machakos County where he was found dead/MIKE KARIUKI
The body of the late Kilonzo was brought to the Lee Funeral Home Saturday night from his Maanzoni home in Machakos County where he was found dead/MIKE KARIUKI
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – The post-mortem on the body of the late Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo is scheduled for Monday at the Lee Funeral Home where his body is being preserved.

The exercise will be conducted in the presence of family members and afterwards the post-mortem results will be released on Tuesday.

The body of the late Kilonzo was brought to the Lee Funeral Home Saturday night from his Maanzoni home in Machakos County where he was found dead.

At the same time, the family of the late Senator have formed a funeral planning committee to co-ordinate the burial arrangements.

Addressing the media, family Spokesman Musyoki Kivindyo said friends, family and well wishers will begin meeting at the AIC Milimani from Tuesday at 5.30pm.

He said that the committee will work together with teams established by the Senate and the Government.

Meanwhile, leaders continued to troop the home of the late Makueni Senator to condole with the family. Among leaders who visited his home in Gigiri, include former Education PS James Ole Kiyiapi and Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama.

Kiyiapi who served as Kilonzo’s Permanent Secretary before resigning to contest last month presidential poll, remembered his former boss as the best leader he had come to know and work with.

“I convey my very deep condolences to his family and to the Kenya nation. I pray that he will inspire many even when he has gone, the students that he interacted, lawyers and indeed all legal minds because he was truly a good man. In my view he was the best Justice Minister that we ever had,” Kiyiapi expressed.

“He was a man who was effective, frank with staff and always made sure that goals we set have been achieved earlier than planned. He told me before my exit from the Ministry that he will ensure all reforms I had undertaken are going to be translated into law, and which he indeed did,” Kiyiapi said.

Muthama said the he was still trying to come to terms with the fact that the country had lost one of the best legal minds.

“The right process and steps are being taken. We have set a primary committee and as you know this is a family matter now and we are going to work closely with them.”

The Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders also visited the home and condoled with the family. Among them were former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.

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