Monday August 5, 2019 - A section of Luo Council of Elders have summoned the widow of Kibra MP, Ken Okoth, Monica, for traditional burial rituals in Kabondo, Homa Bay County, in line with Luo community traditions.
Addressing journalists on Monday, the Council’s Chairman, John Ogeda, said the rituals must be conducted because Okoth was neither brought home nor buried in line with Luo traditions.
Ogeda also explained that when the body of the deceased is not buried in a grave, then a banana stem is usually buried in place of the body and that family members must be present.
Part of the rituals would include ‘inheriting’ Monica as per longstanding Luo traditions which dictate that a widow can be remarried by a brother of her late husband.
Okoth was cremated early on Saturday morning at Nairobi’s Kariokor Crematorium in a private event attended by just a few family members and friends.
The Kenyan DAILY POST