Sunday August 4, 2019-A faction of the Luo Council of Elders now wants the wife of late Kibra MP, Ken Okoth, to go to Homa Bay County and be subjected to Luo cultural rituals popularly known as Tero Buru.
Tero Buru is accompanying the spirit of the deceased to the former battleground. (tero burumatin) This performance marks the beginning of cholla (mourning period). It can be done one or two weeks after the burial.
Speaking on Saturday after the MP was cremated at Kariokor crematorium, Luo Council of Elders chairman, Nyandiko Ogandi, said Monica Okoth must accompany the MP‘s mother to Homa Bay to perform the rituals in order to avoid a curse.
Ogandi had earlier warned the family against cremating Ken Okoth’s body saying it is against the Luo community culture.
“I was told that the late MP would be burned to ashes. This is against Luo customs and any Luo should not dare think of it,” he said.
He also said that comments that the late MP is believed to have made could have been out of love and that Okoth’s wife should not dictate the manner in which he should be given a sendoff.
The Kenyan DAILY POST