Friday, May 3, 2013

Mutula Kilonzo to be buried in Mbooni- family

By LILLIAN ONYANGO laonyango@ke.nationmedia.com

Mutula Kilonzo will now be buried at his ancestral home Mbooni farm in accordance to his wishes, his family has said.

Mutula Kilonzo Junior said his father will be interred on Thursday at his home in Woyani village, Utangwa location in Makueni County in line with his wishes and not Maanzoni as earlier announced.

“That was the place he was born and in his will, he said that is the place he would like to be laid to rest,” he said while addressing the media at the family law firm in Nairobi Friday.

Mr Kilonzo was quick to dismiss reports of family wrangles regarding the late Senator's final resting place.

“Those are baseless rumours. No one from the family has talked of any disagreements,” he said.

Mr Kilonzo said some of the samples obtained during the post-mortem examination will sent abroad for testing.

“There are some samples that will be taken out of the country so that we can get a comprehensive report while those (pathologists) from the government will also carry out their investigations. When complete, the family will get all reports and that will determine out next course of action,” he said.

He said before beginning the exercise, the pathologists had explained to the family that it may take more than six weeks before they release their findings.

“We are not in a hurry and want them to do a good job,” Mr Kilonzo said.

“As the family of Mutula Kilonzo, as well as the people who voted for him and loved him, want to know what happened. We will only rest once we know the truth of the matter because it is not clear what happened.”

At the funeral service to be held on Thursday May 8 at the Nairobi Baptist Church at 10:30am, Senior Counsel will serve as pallbearers in honour of their fallen colleague.

Senators will serve as pallbearers during the burial service at AIC Utangwa Girls’ Secondary School grounds on May 9 at 11am.

Friends and family of the late Senator are meeting every evening at the All Saints Cathedral and at Woyani Village in Utangwa.

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