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Woman comes out claiming to be Kajwang’s wife

Drama unfolded at the Lee Funeral Home on Friday after a woman claiming to be legal wife of the late Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang’ was locked out of the Funeral Parlour.

The woman identified as Faith Vivian Otieno and her daughter Christie Otieno, 18, and some relatives were barred from the facility.

She protested that she was the late senator’s legal wife and had a right to view the body of the deceased senator as well as participate in funeral arrangements.

She said: “I have been married for 19 years to Otieno Kajwang’. We have two children, Christie who just completed high School and Ronnie Odinga Otieno, 19, who is in Kabarak University. Let it be known that I am not his girlfriend but his legal wife. In fact when she was in the UK, I was the one living with Kajwang’.”

Kajwang’s  wife Rose Kajwang’ was inside the facility during the fracas but walked out with Siaya Senator James Orengo at around 12.30 into a waiting car and did not speak to the press.

Later, James Orengo accompanied by Ruaraka MP and brother to the late senator Tom Kajwang’  said the postmortem report would be released in two to three hours to the press.

Initial medical reports stated that the late Otieno Kajwang’ died from a heart attack moments after arriving at Mater Hospital on Tuesday night November 18.

Christie Otieno, 18 years old, at the Lee Funeral Home on November 21, 2014. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
Christie Otieno, 18 years old, at the Lee Funeral Home on November 21, 2014. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE