Raila Odinga Condemned After Sharing Photo of Francis Nyenze at Lee Funeral Home

  • By Miriam Musyoki on Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 6:59pm
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    NASA leaders at the City Mortuary on December 7 Twitter
  • National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga on Thursday sparked dissenting reactions after posting a photo standing beside the lifeless body of Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze.

    Mr Odinga posted the controversial photo along with his condolence message to the former legislator's family on his verified Twiter handle.

    Many followers took issue with the fact that the departed MP's body could be clearly seen, including a recognizable part of his face. Here is the NASA leader's post, that many found disturbing.

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    Mr Odinga's followers shared various remarks accusing the leader of being insensitive to have posted it.

    In a more detailed post on his Facebook account, the NASA leader eulogised the deceased MP as a dedicated leader.

    "Hon Nyenze served his constituents and the country with dedication cumulatively for decades, in various capacities as MP, Minister, and Leader of Minority in Parliament. In Hon Nyenze’s death, NASA has lost a dedicated leader.

    "May God grant his loved ones comfort during this trying time," the post read in part.

    However, both posts were pulled down shortly after with no replacement message.

    Mr Odinga was accompanied by former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama, Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo, Embakasi South MP Julius Mawathe and other leaders.

    Earlier in the day, the NASA leaders had been at the City Mortuary for a short service before families of slain supporters collected bodies for burial.

    Mr Odinga, at the time, strongly dismissed a call from the United States to withdraw the swearing-in mission scheduled for Jamhuri day.

    According to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, the Opposition chief will be sworn in at the Kisumu Moi Stadium and thereafter he will lead his supporters to storm State House, Kisumu.

    Here are more comments that were shared on Raila's post.

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