Sunday, August 04, 2019- Kenyans have reacted with shock and disbelief to remarks by the Luo Council of Elders Chairman, Nyandiko Ongadi, that the widow of fallen Kibra MP, Ken Okoth, should be inherited in accordance with Luo traditions.
This comes after the elders opposed the cremation of the legislator, who succumbed to colorectal cancer saying it offends Luo Customs.
While addressing the media, Ongadi ordered Ken’s widow, Monica Okoth, to accompany her mother-in-law and take part in rituals to be done at Ken’s maternal home in Kabondo, Homa Bay County.
“I was told that the late MP was burned to ashes. This is against Luo customs and any Luo shouldn’t have dared to think of it. His wife should now accompany her mother in law and be part of the rituals to be done at Ken’s maternal home in Kabondo (Homa Bay), and be inherited according to Luo culture.” said Ongandi.
His remarks have drawn out sharp reactions from Kenyans on social media who reckon that some cultural practices are archaic and should die a natural death.
Check out reaction from Kenyans on this issue below.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.