Ken Okoth’s family fights over body, JKUAT graduates could lose degrees; Laboso’s burial preparations underway

Good Morning,

A chilly Wednesday morning it is. Remember to dress warmly, otherwise baridi itakupiga mbaya . For the past few days, social media has been awash with information on cancer; what can cause cancer, how to stay away from cancer, and also, how to battle it depending on your diagnosis. Has someone forwarded the Dr. Gupta message to you? If not, do you even have friends?

When someone dies in Africa, in Kenya specifically, it brings with it a lot of confusion ranging from the kids they fathered elsewhere, to women claiming they were married, in the case of a man. Surprisingly enough, I have never heard of a man claiming that a woman who just died was his wife at some point, or that the kids the woman left behind were his.

The other tussle that comes with death, just like in Ken Okoth’s case, is all about what to do with the body. Bury or cremate? That is the tussle in Ken Okoth’s family. For Laboso, it was all about where she would be buried, and with that settled, preparations for the burial set for Saturday at Kandege village in Koru, Muhoroni, Kisumu County, have resumed.

Woe unto you if you got your Masters or PhD degree from JKUAT as from 2014. You risk losing those most coveted certificates.

Here are the top stories making headlines in Opera News

Tussle over body splits Ken Okoth’s family

A tussle over whether the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth should be cremated or buried has split the family right down in the middle.

We have learnt that Okoth’s ailing mother, Angelina, has warned against cremation plan, saying she would boycott the final rights for his son if her wish is denied.


Why JKUAT graduates could lose their masters, PhD degrees

JKUAT graduates might lose their masters and PhD degrees after the university was flagged for flouting regulations in awarding post-graduate degrees.

The Commission for University Education has called for a review of doctorate degrees awarded since 2014 following the findings of a report commissioned by Education CS George Magoha.


Preparations as Koru readies for Laboso burial

Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso will be laid to rest at Kandege village in Koru, Muhoroni, Kisumu County on Saturday.

Even though Laboso’s home was inaccessible to the public, few people hang around the fence to get a glimpse of preparations underway inside the compound.

Residents described Dr Laboso and her husband Edwin Abonyo as their good neighbour and said they were happy that Laboso would be brought back home to be buried.



African leaders seem to agree on one thing; conceal illness until you’re about to drop. Who knew the late Kijana Wamalwa was unwell? Ken Okoth, Francis Nyenze, Nderitu Gachagua? Yesterday, Governor Nanok via social media denied being unwell. Even Governor Laboso’s family only revealed her illness after her death, with the reason given as ‘to avoid distraction from her duties’. Do you agree that unwell leaders should reveal their ailments to those they serve? Is a leader’s health a public or private matter? Have your say, in the comments’ section.

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