Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's youngest daughter, Winnie Odinga has weighed in on accusations that late Kibra MP Ken Okoth sired a child with a Nairobi politician.
In a tweet on Thursday, Winnie noted that barely a week since the legislator died some people have "muddied his honour".
"After all the suffering Ken went through the past year with his illness. He came home to REST. He made one last public appearance, said his goodbyes, made peace and left a legacy. In a week since his death they have muddied his honour. This country needs a redemption song," she said.
Her tweet came just a few hours after a Nairobi MCA moved to court claiming that the late legislator was the father of her son.
Anita Nthumbi, a nominated MCA, claimed that she sired a child with the late Kibra MP. She said her attempts to be part of Okoth's funeral arrangements were rebuffed by the MP's family.
Her claims were backed by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who claimed that Okoth fell in love with the MCA while she was a nurse working in the Sonko Rescue Team.
"The Late Ken Okoth has a child named Okoth with one Annitah, who is a nominated MCA in the County Assembly of Nairobi. Let us not lie to ourselves. It is not wrong to have more than one wife. Recently President Kenyatta signed into law a bill allowing polygamy," Sonko said.
Meanwhile, a Nairobi Court has temporarily stopped the burial of the late legislator until a case filed by the MCA is heard and determined.
“That in the interim a temporary injunction be and is hereby issued restraining the 1st and 2nd defendant (Okoth’s mother and wife), either by themselves, their servants or agents from conducting the burial, interment, cremation and or in any manner whatsoever dispose of the body or remains of the late Mr Ken Okoth pending the hearing and determination of the instant application interparties,” the ruling read in part.