Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has pressed police to carry out an intensive and in-depth investigation into the death of Fidel Castro Odinga, viagra http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-idc.php who passed away on Sunday under mysterious circumstances.
He was found dead in his bedroom at Karen, http://consugi.com/wp-includes/theme.php after partying with friends who included Mabior Garang, the son of the late South Sudan leader, Dr John Garang.
Fidel, the 41-year-old eldest son of former Prime Minister and Cord leader, Raila Odinga, was expected to join politics in 2017.
His father lost the presidential race to President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2012.
“The police are on this matter; I have personally met with the director of CID Mr. Ndegwa Muhoro and have told him that he has a heavy duty to perform because Kenyans will expect nothing but the truth out of this,” said Kalonzo in a brief media statement seen by Chimpreports on Monday.
Kalonzo added: “I know a lot of us are asking a lot of difficult questions, Mutula Kilonzo, Otieno Kajwang and now Fidel Castrol Odinga, first son to Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, towering, gifted young Man, I want this family (Odinga’s) to know that the whole country stands with them.”
He said Odinga is “devastated and I know all of us are upon the loss of this young promising Kenyan.”
Kenya police have since promised a deeper investigation into what Kalonzo described as a “very abrupt, unexpected terrible death.”
“Indeed it is with a very heavy heart that I on behalf of the CORD fraternity send our condolence to our Brother the Right Hon Raila Amolo Odinga, Mama Ida Odinga and the entire Odinga family following the very abrupt, unexpected terrible death of their son Fidel. There is overwhelming sense of grief; I want to thank the leaders and wanchi who have turned up to express their deepest condolences to the family and indeed with this Nation,” said Kalonzo.
President Kenyatta said passing of Fidel has robbed Kenya of a “promising young man whose contribution to nation building will be missed by all.”
He said this is a big loss not only to the Odinga family but the entire country.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and the people of Kenya, and on my own behalf, please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. I pray that God grants you the strength and courage to bear this tragic loss,” said Uhuru.
Vice President William Ruto said he was saddened by the passing of Fidel Odinga.
“The loss of a child is a deeply traumatic event for any parent. I feel the pain the Odinga family is undergoing and we pray that the Lord will guide them.”
How he died
Fidel and his wife Getachew Bekele, an Eritrean migrant, had only one child.
According to Kenya’s Daily Nation, ODM Chairman John Mbadi, who addressed the Press from Fidel’s residence also in Karen, said Mr Odinga’s son had spent the better part of Saturday morning to early afternoon at his parents’ home. He was to have lunch with the rest of the family but he excused himself because he had a prior engagement.
Fidel later met several of his friends including Robert Gichuru, the son of former Kenya Power and Lighting Company boss Samuel Gichuru, at Art Caffé off Ring Road in Westlands where they had lunch. From Art Caffé, the group left for Capital Club off Westlands Road, where they had drinks.
After that, they drove to Sankara Hotel, also in the same suburb. According to Mr Gichuru, Fidel made a call to Mr Mabior Garang, son of the late South Sudan President John Garang, who joined them later.
But before Mr Garang arrived, Fidel had a brief chat with an unidentified brother-in-law whom he had bumped into at the hotel.
“I saw him seated at The Champagne Bar accompanied with a few friends. Although I did not serve them, I noticed they were in a cheerful mood,” said a bartender who preferred to remain anonymous.
Fidel left Sankara shortly after midnight and sought the services of Smart Fellows, a taxi company that specialises in driving people home in their own cars to help them avoid Alcoblow checks mounted by the police. One of the drivers drove Fidel’s black Range Rover while another followed in a separate car. When he arrived home, according to Mr Mbadi, Fidel did not want to disturb his sleeping wife and child, so he let himself in and slept in a spare bedroom.
His wife woke up at 6am and went to check on him, only to find him unconscious.
On Friday, Fidel had been at Ruby Cut, where he met Mr Tom Alila and his brother Hilary, an independent candidate for the Homa Bay senate by-election slated for next month. They were with a friend identified as Mr Robert Tongoi and four other people.
They enjoyed a meal of fish and Ugali for lunch, but when Hilary offered a drink, Fidel turned it down, saying he could not take alcohol because he was recovering from food poisoning.
Fidel was the eldest in Odinga’s family of four children who are Rosemary, Raila Junior and Winnie.
A section of Tooro Kingdom youth (Amacumu ne Bitara) wants King Oyo to return to his kingdom and associate with his ministers and subjects if development is to take place or else they disown him.
The youth known as ‘spears and swords’ also demanded Queen mother Best Kemigisa to distance herself from the Kingdom administration.
“We had tried to mobilize the king’s subjects and bring them closer to him but now things have gone back to the past when the kingdom was not known to the people. We will disown King Oyo if he does not return to his people, sickness http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-includes/theme-compat/comments-popup.php ” the youth said at a press conference at Fort View Guest house Hotel in Fort Portal town late last week.
The youth said they were disappointed with King Oyo who is ever in Kampala instead of being in his kingdom to mobilize his subjects to fight poverty and transform their lives.
“The Queen mother is using the king to lobby money from government and foreign donors for her Projects. Tooro kingdom ministers are educated and capable of making good proposals for the projects but to our disappointment when King Oyo and Queen mother are travelling abroad, page http://chachanova.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-themes-list-table.php no minister is taken as part of the delegation to defend the proposals for the designed projects, drugs ” said Gilbert Kayondo a youth wing member.
“There is a mission to finish off the ‘Amacumu ne Bitara’ and this assignment is by President Museveni’s people. Since the president left Tooro after launching Queen Mother Best Foundation, the situation worsened. ‘Amacumu’ is being perceived as a radical group that fights president Museveni but this is not the case. We protested and stormed the parliament with our petition to demand our assets,” added Kayondo.
“On 24th December 2014 we had organized a function at RAC Pond in Bukwali where the king would move out with the children but to our disappointment we waited for King Oyo only for him to come at around 8:00pm when the children had left. We expected him to be in his kingdom to enjoy the festive season with his subjects as Kabaka Ronald Mwenda Mutebi is doing for his people,” he added.
“At the launch of Agutamba Entale Ya Tooro album (meaning the King Brave Lion of Tooro” by Hard Rock at Fort Fun City on December 26, the king boycotted it and yet the song was dedicated to him. People came expecting to see King Oyo in vain.”
Another member of the youth group said unless the Queen mother is detached from Kingdom affairs, the monarchy will not realise economic transformation of its people.
The youth accused Best Kemigisa of financial impropriety, a charge this website could not verify.
“President Museveni gave the Queen mother shs30m at the launch of her foundation. He also delivered the shs500m that we the youth had demanded from the President for the establishment of the fruit processing industry but disappeared in her hands. Best has deployed a team of unknown people at the palace to fight Amacumu”.
Hon. Mwesige Zebidayo, Minister of Clan and mobilization in Tooro Kingdom, told this website in an exclusive interview that, it’s true the King is ever in Kampala and can’t perform traditional rituals in another kingdom thus calling for his return.
“The Queen mother should avoid being involved in kingdom affairs if development is to be achieved. We don’t want her to travel in the king’s vehicles because it’s a taboo”.
Hon. Vincent Mugume, the deputy Information Minister Tooro Kingdom, however, said that the King is in Kampala “lobbying for his subjects.”