Raila’s son Fidel Odinga is dead

Cord leader eldest son is dead.

Fidel Odinga was found dead by his wife at his Karen home early Sunday morning. He arrived home at around 1am.

Raila told The Star Fidel had lunch with him on Saturday at his Karen home.

Fidel later went out in the evening with friends and came back home around 1am.

Fidel’s body is still at his Karen home.


Raila and his family, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, COTU Secretary Francis Atwoli are already at the scene. The cause of death has not yet been established. The scene of crime police unit are at the home collecting evidence and taking photographs.

Fidel Odinga Had Drinks With Tom Alila, Garang Son At Sankara


Fidel Odinga had drinks with friends at Sankara Hotel in Westlands, it has now emerged. Tom Alila, one of the friends at Sankara with Fidel said he had complained of stomach ache. Fidel was also in the company of John Garang’s son, Garang Junior. Those who saw them said Fidel seemed to be in high spirits. ODM chairman John Mbadi told the press at Fidel’s Karen home that the family was supposed to have lunch at his father’s home on Saturday but Fidel excused himself. Mbadi said Fidel went for lunch at Sankara and when he came back home he went straight to bed. Mbadi said Fidel did not want to wake up his wife and child and instead used the kitchen door to access the house. Wiper co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka has told CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro, who is at scene, to make sure the cause of Fidel’s death is known. Kalonzo described Fidel as an aggressive young man who had a bright future. The government pathologist is yet to arrive at the house.  

The death of Raila’s eldest child came as a shock with Kenyans sending condolence messages to the family.

UDF leader Musalia Mudavadi was among the first to send condolence message.

“I talked to Hon. Raila this morning from Mombasa where I have been for the last two weeks and I could feel his pain. Raila said he was with and had a normal chart with his son yesterday afternoon after which Raila left for a meeting. It is only this morning when family realized Fidel had not gotten out of bed as usual,” said Mudavadi.

“Am so sad at the death of Fidel Odinga! A good friend to my son @_LeoneK .Let us continue praying for the family!” Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale posted on Twitter.


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