Only 15 people will be allowed to attend the funeral of veteran journalist and author Prof Ken Walibora.

The celebrated author will be laid to rest at his Makutano home in Cherang’any Constituency today.

Even the number of journalists allowed at the final send off will be limited.

This is in line with the regulations by the Ministry of Health put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Walibora's stepmother Eunice Wafula told the Daily Nation,

"We have selected some close relatives, friends and neighbours to be part of the burial. It is sad that the coronavirus situation will lock out many from paying their last respect to Ken."

Walibora's sudden and brutal death is still being investigated by the homicide unit at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

The post mortem revealed that he suffered stab wounds.

Detectives hope to corroborate their findings with CCTV footage manned by police at the scene.

“We hope to get all the CCTV footage, so that we can do a proper analysis,” a detective told Daily Nation.