Fidel Odinga’s widow, Lwam Bekelle, has put his mother-in-law on blast.
In court papers, Lwam claims that Ida has been spreading falsehoods about her.
In their affidavits, Ida and Winnie accuse Bekelle of taking off from her matrimonial home in Karen soon after Fidel was laid to rest and cutting all contact with the family.
They also say Bekelle kept off as the Odinga’s pushed to get to the bottom of what could have killed Fidel.
Bekelle accuses her mother-in-law of “unjustifiably and continuously making false, defamatory and/or unkind remarks about her family friends and herself.”
“I believe that the statement she recorded with the DCI following the death of Fidel Castro Odhiambo Odinga informs the 1st objector’s [Ida’s] averments and is the genesis of our differences,” Bekelle said.
However, in their affidavit, Ida and Winnie state that they are worried that Fidel’s son, may not be adequately provided for.
They claim Bekelle had removed him from school and kept him at home while also hiding him from the Odinga family.
“The objectors are further worried that having been the only child between the petitioner and the deceased, he is the only living memory of her son and will be disadvantaged if the petitioner continues to block them from his life,” Ida through Owiti, Otieno and Ragot advocates claims.
However, Bekelle blasts Ida for contradicting herself by claiming Fidel had other kids yet in the same document, she acknowledges that it is only her son that Fidel had sired during his lifetime.
“In paragraph 13 and 14 of the objectors’ answer to the petition for a grant, they averred that my son was the deceased’s only descendant and he is the only living memory of the deceased. This averment is in itself contradictory to the objectors’ earlier assertion that the deceased sired other children in a different relationship,” she responded.
The widow also claims the Odinga family is not supporting her son and disputes claims he has dropped from school.