Former Kenyan PM’s son found dead, leaves behind Eritrean wife and child

Former Kenyan PM’s son found dead, leaves behind Eritrean wife and child

Radio Erena: 05 January 2015


Fidel Odinga, son of former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been  found dead in his Nairobi home in unclear circumstances.

Kenyan police is investigating the cause of death of the young businessman and politician.

According to preliminary findings, Odinga had been out Saturday night before he was found dead on Sunday morning.

The 39- year-old was married to Lwam Getachew from Eritrea, whom he wed in 2012 at the Othodox church in Nairobi after filing for divorce from his former wife Veronica Wanjiru.


The wedding was attended by 500 guests including dignitaries and politicians among them Lands Minister James Orengo, Betty Murungi as well as the Eritrea’s Ambassador to Kenya, Beyene Russom.

Odinga and his Eritrean wife appeared for the first time together in public during a polo tournament at the Nairobi Jockey Club in September 2014.

Kenyan reports claim that he was keen to protect his Eritrean wife and their one- year-old son from public attention and Paparazzi.

The cause of death is unclear and investigators say they want to know where he was last night and those he was with.

In the meantime leaders from across political divide have started sending messages of condolences to the Odinga family.

The family is expected to make a statement on the circumstances surrounding the death of Fidel Odinga soon.

Source: Caperi