Ken Okoth’s Step-Brother has become a punching bag on social media after he demanded that the fallen Kibra MP must be buried in his father’s home in Kochia village, Rangwe Constituency.
“Right now based on the fact that my father is no longer there, I’m acting on his behalf, in full capacity of my father. What we are doing right now is what he would have done, his wish is that his son to be brought back home and be buried next to him,” Alfred Omondi told a local daily.
Obonyo added,” we are not requesting mama Ken, we are demanding! My father took some dowry to their place and we are not requesting, we are demanding that his son who happens to be my brother be brought home and buried next to him.”
“We demand that Ken Okoth be buried in Kochia, Rangwe constituency” ~ Alfred Omondi (step-brother).
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) July 30, 2019
His sentiments have attracted the wrath of Kenyans who questioned where the family was when Okoth was struggling in Kibra slums.
Nonsense..where were they all those years when Ken struggled with his mum in Kibra?? Hii ni tamaa tu ya kutaka watambulikane ndo wasaidiwe
— Eliud Mwangi (@kahigaeli) July 30, 2019
This one is a Wasted sperm!
Jinga ata haijui kuongea!
— Deathstroke is Pro #punguzaMizigo (@deathstroke254) July 30, 2019
Huyu anavuta Nyasore where does he get the audacity as a Step-Brother to talk for Ken’s immediate family,one reason hii Ujinga wajaluo wako nayo for Disrespect for Women is disgusting this one should meet the full wrath of Thunder experienced on Flooding season,NONSENSE!!!
— Lafferiere Richard (@rochieng20) July 30, 2019
Ken Okoth’s widow is also embroiled in another tussle with the mother over burial plans. The widow wants the body to be cremated according to his wish.
Ken Okoth’s wife should brace for a fight with the Luo community which would want to own the body of the late legislator like never before.
If she is not smart, this might be a long battle.
The Luos value the dead more than the living. We even contribute more for funerals.
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) July 30, 2019
Some people have also agreed with Ken Okoth’s mother bearing in mind what deep Luo culture entails,”Mwacha Mila ni Mtumwa.”
It is a culture and as the Swahili say it, “Mwacha mila ni mtumwa.” How do you anticipate the burial to be like? (Assuming you are a real luo)
— SC JACK AWUONDO (@Okeuyoma) July 30, 2019
That’s luo culture,every community has its own cultural norms, so its fool hardy to criticise your own cultural believes,
— George (@George75105105) July 30, 2019