Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura. He has proposed the formation of a parliamentary committee to probe the deaths of Mutula Kilonzo, Otieno Kajwang and Fidel Odinga. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA
By ISAAC ONGIRI
- Mr Obura is targeting the secret post mortem results containing the details of the mysterious deaths of Mutula Kilonzo, Otieno Kajwang and Fidel Odinga.
- He is seeking the creation of a parliamentary select committee that will investigate the mystery behind the three deaths.
- Mr Obura will become the chairman of the proposed select committee while Narok Woman Rep Soipan Tuya will be his deputy.
- The MP wants the committee allowed to comprehensively investigate and inquire into the causes of the deaths of the three personalities.
Through the motion, Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura wants government agencies involved in investigating the deaths of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang and Cord leader Raila Odinga’s son Fidel Odinga compelled to make public the results of their investigations.
Mr Obura is targeting the secret post-mortem results containing the details of the mysterious deaths of the three prominent Kenyans.
His motion, filed at the Speaker’s office on Tuesday, seeks to create a parliamentary select committee that will investigate the mystery behind the three deaths.
“Many Kenyans are very concerned about the deaths and the mystery surrounding the investigations of the demise of these prominent Kenyans. This has given room to speculation.
“We need to have Kenyans told what actually happened by revealing the contents of the post mortem results,” Mr Obura told a press conference at Parliament buildings Wednesday.
If the Speaker clears his notice of motion, then Mr Obura will become the chairman of the proposed select committee while Narok County Woman Representative Soipan Tuya will be his deputy.
Mr Obura has also proposed that 13 other MPs be nominated to the committee to facilitate the inquiry.
The MP wants the committee allowed to comprehensively investigate and inquire into the causes of the deaths of the three personalities.
MAKE REPORT PUBLIC
“We will call the pathologists involved and the other state agencies who may have handled these matters to tell the committee what they found. Then we will make it public,” Mr Obura said.
It was unclear what the MP’s motion intends to achieve as the results of the inquiries sought are likely to generate serious public interest.
Though state agencies promised to reveal their findings to the public when they initiated investigations into the three deaths, they remained silent, only promising further investigations after releasing a few details of the preliminary pathological reports.
Mr Kilonzo died two years ago under mysterious circumstances at his Maanzoni home. The investigation report into his death is yet to be made public.
Mr Kajwang died suddenly in November 2014. Some politicians have claimed foul play in the senator’s death.
Then came the shocking death of Mr Odinga’s son Fidel in early January this year.
Despite a pathologist's inquiry into his death the final report is yet to be revealed.
The family's lawyer, Mr James Orengo, said that samples had been sent to Germany for further examination.