Sonko, Millie Odhiambo in war of words over Ken Okoth cremation


Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko today differed over the controversial burial of the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth.
The fiery ODM MP accused Sonko of fueling the confusion that marred the Kibra MP burial with his loose remarks when he attended a memorial service for the late MP at Moi Girls Secondary School in Nairobi.
She said Sonko’s antics and ‘loose mouth’ could have contributed to the decision not to take the body to Homa Bay for the much-publicised funeral service.
“The governor’s unnecessary drama prompted the family to skip the planned funeral service and instead hurriedly cremated the legislator’s body,” she said.
The MP linked the governor to the MP’s cremation which has been condemned in the Nyanza region as a taboo, saying if Sonko had preserved his comments, the body could have been taken to Homa Bay as was earlier planned.
Governor Sonko through his Facebook page had hit out at the MP and Jubilee Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura for saying he was wrong to have meddled in the Kibra MP’s personal affairs during the memorial service in Nairobi.
Sonko described the Suba North MP and Mwaura as people with weird marital lives that lack the moral authority to lecture anyone on matters marriage.
During memorial service of Mr Okoth at Moi Girls Secondary School, Governor Sonko claimed he was aware of Okoth’s relationship and nominated MCA Anne Thumbi, adding that the two had a five-year-old boy that must be recorgnised.
Sonko claimed that the late MP and Thumbi had five-year-old boy which the former was supporting hence they wanted the boy recognised as part of the family.


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