Kalembe Ndile's burial at Mbui Nzau, Makueni county [PHOTOS]

The hearse ferrying the body Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile is being buried today in a funeral expected to draw national and local political bigwigs from the region including Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, among others.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is expected to attend.

Ndile’s body was transported to his rural home in Mbui Nzau, Makueni County, from the Lee Funeral Home, where the Tip party leader is to be accorded his final sendoff later today, Friday, June 11.

Ndile, 57, died at a Nairobi hospital on May 30, 2021, after a long illness. He is survived by 10 children, and six other adopted children.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua arrives for the burial. [Erustus Mulwa, Standard]

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua at the burial of the former Kibwezi Mp Kalembe Ndile. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Kalembe Ndile's widow at Mbui Nzau, Makueni County. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Kalembe burial underway. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Kalembe Ndile's body arriving at Mbui Nzau. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Pallbearers carry the casket bearing remains of the Former Kibwezi MP. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

The casket bearing the remains of Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile. [Erastus Mutinda Mulwa, Standard]

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua paying his last respects. [Erastus Mutinda Mulwa, Standard]
Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu at the burial of the former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile. [John Muia, Standard]

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Kalembe Ndile's burial in Makueni County. [Erastus Mutinda Mulwa, Standard]

A grandson of Kalembe Ndile reading out his eulogy at the burial. [Erastus Mutinda Mulwa, Standard]
Security officers during the burial. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]
Some of the mourners bidding farewell to Kalembe Ndile. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]
A section of mourners during Kalembe Ndile's burial at Mbui Nzau, Makueni County. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]
A mourner perched on a tree for a vantage viewing point. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]