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Glitz as departed top politician is laid to rest in solemn funeral

Various leaders and thousands of people  paid their respect to veteran politician John Keen who was laid to rest on Friday.

It rained in the morning, a sign many took to mean that the heavens had accepted the fallen hero.

Although one of the conditions was that there should be no politics at the ceremony, politicians present, however, took advantage of the event to attack Jubilee government.

Kajiado Central MP Memusi Kanchore decried how the nomination of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman was done.

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“One of the candidates for chairman scored more than 80 per cent, the other scored lower,” he said. “The results of the interviews must be made public and reason given why number two was chosen over number one.”

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale accused the government of intending to amend the election law so as to rule over Kenyans forever.

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“The bill is in the House for discussion and as senate we shall oppose it. Inside that amendment is an attempt to allow some people rule over other people ad infinitum,” he said.

Other leaders present included more than three governors, seven MPs, three senators, a delegation of leaders from Tanzania, Cabinet secretaries and opposition leaders led by Raila Odinga.