Okoth’s memorial to be held at Starehe Boys centre amid family wrangles

July 31, 2019 8:27 am
Ken Okoth who died on July 26, 2019. Photo/FILE.

, NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 31 – A memorial service for Kibra MP Ken Okoth will be held Wednesday at the Starehe Boys Centre where he schooled.

The burial date is tentatively set for Saturday amid wrangles in the family on where his remains should be interred.

The family’s spokesman Raymond Mbai said they want Okoth’s body buried at their home in Homa Bay county.

He said they have been kept in the dark in the burial arrangements by the team in Nairobi, and demanded inclusion.
Fellow MPs suspended business on Tuesday to mourn him, many describing him as an exceptional leader.

Saboti MP Caleb Amisi, who is also a former Starehe student read a special tribute during the Parliamentary sitting as Mathare Legislator Antony Oluoch urged the House Leadership to take up Okoth’s proposed Bill which seeks to legalize the use of the Marijuana for medicinal purposes.

House Speaker Justin Muturi said Okoth will be remembered as visionary, indefatigable and exceptional legislator whose commitment to House and constituency duties was unmatched.

Okoth succumbed to cancer on Friday at the Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

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