Lwam Getachew Bekele with Fidel Odinga's Mother Ida Odinga at her husband's funeral. Lwam Getachew Bekele with Fidel Odinga's Mother Ida Odinga at her husband's funeral.

Fidel Odinga’s wife holds moving speech during funeral

Kenyan government and opposition leaders made calls for dialogue during Thursday’s funeral service of the late son of former Kenyan PM Raila Odinga.

Friends, family, relatives and dignitaries from different walks of life congregated at the All Saint Cathedral in Nairobi to attend the funeral ceremony for Fidel Odinga.

“We were greatly touched and humbled as people from all walks of life joined us to celebrate the memory of Obange.”, Raila Odinga said about his son.

Fidel Odinga’s Eritrean wife Lwan Getachew Bekele’s was so grief struck that she could not proceed with her speech and someone had to come to her aid to read out the speech for her.

Her moving speech left mourners shading tears. Mrs Lwam Getachew Bekele started her speech saying.  “My love where do I even begin. 6 years ago I met my six foot prince charming. Your generous spirit will go a long way…you melted my heart with your kindness. The swiftness of your departure remains shocking to me. But I cannot question God. Till we meet again my love my husband.”

The heartbreaking funeral scenes and her speech were captured on video.

According to the latest reports, Fidel Odinga died on Sunday morning at his home in Karen however it is not clear what caused his death, preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive and pathologists have embarked on a second round of testing.

By Editorial Team

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