Mourners walk out on Kalonzo reading Uhuru’s speech
Kalonzo was reading the President’s message of condolence to the family during the late legislator’s funeral service when three-quarters of the mourners walked out.
•The funeral service was attended by a number of politicians including impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.
Drama unfolded on Tuseday at the funeral of Machakos Senator Boniface Mutinda when mourners walked out on Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
In a video seen by the Star, Kalonzo was reading President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech when three-quarters of the mourners walked away.
Those who witnessed the events said the mourners protested why Kalonzo was reading the speech and not Deputy President William Ruto who was present.
Delivering President Uhuru Kenyatta's message of condolence to the family of our late Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka as we bid fare thee well to this great son of the land. Rest In Peace brother Mutinda. pic.twitter.com/5tWGHK9sMf
The funeral service was attended by a number of politicians including the recently impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Machakos Govenor Alfred Mtua, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and Narok Senator Ledama Olekina.
Sonko called for a fast probe into the senator’s death to put to rest speculation surrounding his death.
“I’m calling on respective investigative agencies to fast-track the probe on the cause of his death to end speculation on the Senator’s sudden death,” Sonko said.
Kabaka died on December 11 while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital.
Mutua said Kabaka’s demise was due to the effects of a stroke arising from a blood clot that has been bothering him for a while.