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Security tightened as Kenya bids farewell to Fidel

Adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure an incident-free sendoff of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s son Fidel Castro Odinga.

Police anticipate a mammoth crowd at Kang’o Ka Jaramogi in Bondo, Siaya County where Fidel will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Senior government officials led by President Uhuru Kenyatta are expected to attend the high-profile burial.

Administration Police Spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said several police officers have been redeployed to provide security and any act of lawlessness will not be tolerated.

“In case of breach of security, law breakers will be apprehended and subjected to the law,” Mwinyi said.

In an interview with KNA on Friday, Mwinyi said police officers will be on standby to co-ordinate movement at the burial due to the large number of people expected to attend.

He said there will be a team to offer first aid to those in need and ambulances will be available for emergency cases. Fidel died early Sunday morning aged 41.