Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 26 at his rural home in Akala, Siaya County.
Dr George Midiwo, his brother, says burial committees in Gem, Kisumu, and Nairobi have been meeting to plan a befitting send-off for the vocal ODM loyalist.
“We have not set a particular budget yet for his burial. We just want to lay him to rest. We have burial committees in Gem, Siaya County, and Nairobi counties doing fundraisers,” Midiwo said.
He adds that the family is consulting the Ministry of Health in regards to relaxing the COVID-19 protocols on burial attendances to allow more people grace the funeral. Siaya is among the 13 counties recently classified as hotspots.
The veteran politician died on Monday, June 14 at the Nairobi Hospital. He reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest. He was 54.