Kenyan opposition leader’s son found dead in his home

2015-01-05 11:40
Raila Odinga. (File: AFP)

Raila Odinga. (File: AFP)

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Nairobi - Fidel Castro Odinga, the son of former Kenyan prime minister and current opposition leader Raila Odinga, was found dead at home early Sunday, his family said.

"It is with profound sorrow that my wife Ida and I announce the untimely passing of our eldest son Fidel Castro Odinga," the former prime minister said in a tweet.

He was found dead at his home in Nairobi's upscale neighbourhood of Karen.

Fidel, a politician and business executive who mostly concentrated on running the family businesses, was the grandson of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenya's first vice president who died in 1994 after leading the opposition against founding president Jomo Kenyatta.

The government's chief pathologist, Jensen Oduor, and the director of the criminal investigations department, Ndegwa Muhoro, visited Odinga's home to open the investigation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the death had robbed Kenya of a youthful man with a bright future.

Police pathologists planned to conduct a post-mortem on the body on Monday.

Read more on:    uhuru kenyatta  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

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