Lwam Bekelle is the woman of the moment.

She has kept a relatively low profile for the longest time until she was staring in a heated court battle with her mother-in-law.

Lwam who was married to the late Fidel Odinga took to the court to respond to a suit instituted by Ida Odinga and her daughter Winnie.


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.

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Ida and Winnie said Fidel had twins – a girl and a boy – with another woman. They said the twins are legally his dependents.

“The petitioner has deliberately failed to include and provide or otherwise show the intention of providing for the said minors hence a red flag on her intentions,” Ida said.

She said Fidel had twins with Phoebe Akinyi Ogweno who are legally his dependants.

Bekelle, through her lawyers, had termed her mother-in-law’s assertions a concoction of facts given that the said twins were born six months after Fidel’s death.

The case is ongoing.

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