ODM Leader Raila Odinga seeking dialogue over Kibra MP burial stalemate

By KASS Online

ODM leader Raila Odinga has initiated talks with the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s family members to seek an out of court settlement in resolving the controversy surrounding burial arrangements after a court was issued blocking it.

The orders were obtained by nominated Nairobi County Assembly Member Ann Muthoni Thumbi who wants the family to recognize a child she claims she had with the late MP.

A magistrate’s court on Thursday barred Ken Okoth’s mother Angeline Okoth and his wife Monica Okoth from carrying on with burial arrangements until the case is heard.

“That in the interim, a temporary injunction be and is hereby issued restraining the first and second defendant, either by themselves, their servants or agents from conducting the burial, interment, cremation and or in any manner whatsoever dispose of the body or remains of the late Ken Okoth pending the hearing and determination of the instant application inter parties,” reads an order issued by Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Mmasi.

Odinga has assured that they are confident the matter will be resolved amicably, with Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka too is fronting for dialogue.

Okoth’s funeral was set for Saturday.