Court stops the burial, cremation of MP Ken Okoth


A Nairobi Court has issued a temporary injunction order restraining the wife and mother of former Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth from cremating or disposing his body pending hearing and determination of the application.

The orders were issued by Senior Principal Magistrate G. Mmasi after a woman by the name Ann Muthoni Thumbi filed the case against Angelina Okoth and Monica Okoth from disposing the body of the late MP.

Muthoni is suing on behalf of her son allegedly sired by Okoth.

She claims that the two to have unilaterally decided to have the body cremated among other reasons to primarily destroy any evidence of the minor’s lineage to the deceased.

She argues that the two women have deliberately and unfortunately opted to exclude her from the funeral and burial arrangements of the deceased who is learning the arrangement from the media.

“The conduct of the first and second defendants is not in the best interest of the minor as he is at risk of suffering untold psychological torture as a result of being discriminated and prevented from participating in his late father’s burial arrangements,” argues Muthoni.

The applicant says that the minor is scheduled to report back to school on September 1st yet no communication has been made to the plaintiff regarding the payment of the minor’s school fees.