"This is a rich family..." Why MP Barasa doesn't want the gov't to cater for Prof. Magoha's funeral
- "He rested without a huge hospital bill and with a premier medical cover unlike many hustlers who have rested in different funeral homes and their bodies are detained," says Barasa.
- Prof. Magoha, who died on January 24 will be laid to rest at his rural home in Gem, Siaya County on February 11.
"Why would the Government help the family of Prof. George Magoha?" poses Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, matter-of-factly. "Just asking on behalf of Kenyans. This is a Rich family and the good Professor who rested has children and family members whom he assisted get employment left right and centre throughout his life when he was holding positions of influence. His wife has access to his wealth as well and am sure her account isn't struggling with financial epilepsy like that of Mr Otieno and Wanjiku."
"He rested without a huge hospital bill and with a premier medical cover unlike many hustlers who have rested in different funeral homes and their bodies are detained, title deeds, logbooks are being demanded before release.
"All that the Professor's family needs is food and they can afford it. If the cash is available the Government should pay fees for needy children from Siaya County or Clear medical bills for Kenyans who are enslaved in hospitals for failure to pay medical bills.
"Me thinks this could the best way of honour of Prof. George Magoha," he adds.
After visiting the late Magoha's family in Lavington on Saturday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the government will provide support towards the departed former Cabinet Secretary's burial.
The support includes a Kenya Airforce helicopter that will airlift Prof. Magoha's body from Nairobi to his rural home in Gem, Siaya County. The government will also provide food for the mourners.
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