Mama Dorcas Owino Nyong’o will be laid to rest at her home in Ratta, Seme constituency in Kisumu on Friday.
Dorcas who died on May 28 in Nairobi, is mother to Kisumu County Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o. She died aged 99 years.
According to Alloys Ager who is Governor Nyong’o’s Press Unit Director, ODM party leader Raila Odinga is among a host of political leaders expected to attend the burial.
“We are expecting Baba (Raila Odinga) to attend. We are also expecting governors and senators from various counties to attend,” Ager said in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning.
“Governor Nyong’o has a lot of friends he has known for very long, like Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi. He was there during the funeral service and we also expect him to attend the burial,” added Ager.
On whether President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto will attend, Ager said the two leaders have not confirmed their attendance.
Mam Dorcas' body was transferred from Nairobi to Kisumu on Wednesday morning before a funeral service was conducted at the St. Stephens ACK Cathedral in Milimani.
The body was later transferred to Seme for another funeral service at the St Paul’s ACK Ratta on Thursday ahead of the burial.