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CORD leader Raila Odinga’s son Fidel passes on

By Cyrus Ombati | January 4th 2015

Fidel Odinga, son of former Prime Minister Raila Odingahas been  found dead in his Karen home, Nairobi in unclear circumstances. Police are investigating cause of death of the youthful businessman-cum politician.

Police say preliminary findings show Fidel had been out Saturday night before he came home early Sunday morning. It's not clear what caused the death. A group of Members of Parliament and Senators trooped to Raila's home on receiving the news of the death.

Officers handling the case say they want to know where he was last night and those he was with.

In the meantime leaders from across political divide have started sending messages of condolences to the Odinga family.

Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua posted on Facebook page “My condolences to the family of Hon. Raila Odinga for the loss of my friend Fidel. He was such a lovely chap.

We chatted a few months ago and planned that come this January, he would bring some investors to visit me in Machakos.”

Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed posted “My Sincere Condolences to Ida and Raila Odinga on the passing on of their Son,Fidel.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this moment of great sadness and grief.May the Almighty God rest his Soul in eternal peace."

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