Truth and Justice for Were's Wife

Mr Odinga also demanded that the current commissioners ‘‘should not organise or supervise any of the forthcoming by-elections.’’

The leaders were addressing thousands of mourners who turned up for Embakasi MP Melitus Were’s burial in Budalangi at which one of the MP’s widows was barred from viewing her husband’s remains.

ODM also rubbished government assurances that it would get to the bottom of the killing of the party’s two MPs.

Mr Were was killed on January 9 as he returned to his Woodley estate home in Nairobi at midnight.

The killings sent political shockwaves across the country and prompted violently demonstrations as ODM termed it political assassination.

Mr Were’s burial also came amid protest from his father who wanted his body laid to rest in Mumias.

In yesterday’s incident, the late MP’s second wife Agnes Wairimu was pushed as she made her way to where the coffin was placed, as some family members shouted their objection to her presence. (Moment of truth)

A male mourner pushed her away towards the main dais where ODM leaders were sitting as another watched over the coffin to bar her from approaching. (Justice Served Right)

Quick intervention by legislators Fred Gumo and Ababu Namwamba cooled tempers and she was given a seat at the main dais. She was later driven away. (Reconciliation)

Addressing the mourners, Mr Odinga said the country’s history was replete with incidents of political assassination dating back to the 1960s and which, until now, had remained unresolved despite government promises to do so. (No Comment)

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