It is a sad morning for the Odinga family after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s eldest son Fidel Odinga died this morning. His lifeless body was found on his bed early Sunday morning, before being moved to Lee Funeral Home.
Police are investigating the cause of death. Reportedly, Fidel was out on Saturday night before returning home at about 1AM. He had earlier had dinner with his father at the former PM’s home.
Members of Parliament and senator were this morning seen at Raila’s residence upon learning of the news.
Fidel was seen as the most likely in the Odinga family to take his father and grandfather’s road to politics. He was in recent weeks spotted in several CORD rallies.
He leaves behind a wife and son.
It’s with shock that I have learnt of the death of Fidel Odinga son of former prime minister Raila Odinga and mama Ida Odinga this morning
— Hon. Aden Duale (@HonAdenDuale) January 4, 2015
So sad about Fidel’s death, May God comfort his Parents and Family! God give you strength! #RIP
— Sen. Naisula Lesuuda (@Lesuuda) January 4, 2015
Life can indeed be unpredictable.. It’s with sadness that I learnt of Fidel Odinga’s untimely demise.. God rest his soul in peace. 2015…? — Real Jaguar Kenya (@RealJaguarKenya) January 4, 2015
— Moses Kuria (@HonMosesKuria) January 4, 2015
Tragic new year development waking up to the devastating news of the death of the son of Raila Odinga, Fidel. — Gitobu Imanyara (@GitobuImanyara) January 4, 2015
My condolences to the family of @RailaOdinga for the loss of my friend Fidel. Sad. God give his family strength. He was such a lovely chap.
— Dr.Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) January 4, 2015
My condolences to the family of the PM Raila Odinga upon the death of our brother Fidel. May the Almighty grant… http://t.co/SsApDNZYif
— Senator Hassan Omar (@HassanOmarH) January 4, 2015
— Martha Karua (@MarthaKarua) January 4, 2015
My sincere condolences to Ida and Raila Odinga on the death of their Son,Fidel.May the almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace.
— Peter Kenneth (@Peter_Kenneth) January 4, 2015
Here are some images from Lee Funeral Home this morning.
UPDATED: Photos from Fidel’s Karen home.
Images via @CarolineBobo
May God rest his soul in peace.