Losing a child is never easy, but for some politicians, the death of their kids in accidents, murder and suicide is something they never planned on.

Below are politicians who have lost kids in the past years.

  1. Dalmas Otieno

Isaiah Otieno, 23, was killed on May 13 2008 when the Bell 206 helicopter chartered by BC Hydro crashed on a residential street in Cranbrook, landing on top of him as he walked to the post office to mail letters to family and friends.

Dalmas Otieno
Dalmas Otieno
Iasiah Otieno late son to Dalmas Otieno

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2. Njeru Githae

Robinson Njeru Githae’s son, 23-year-old Brian Karanga Njeru, a computer science student at the University Of Nairobi, was found dead in 2012 at his father’s home in Runda estate, Nairobi.

It was alleged he committed suicide.

Brian Karanga the late son to Njeru Githae
Njeru Githae
Njeru Githae

3. James Ratemo

Three children of former Eldoret MCA aspirant James Ratemo Nyambane were found murdered and their bodies dumped in River Nzoia five days after they went missing.


Clifford (seven), Glen (three) and Taya (five) were reported missing as they did not return home after leaving for Eldovil SDA Church.

He termed the killings as evil and the work of the devil.

Ratemo's kids who were found murdered.


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4. Stephen Ondiek’s three children.
Three children of former assistant minister Archbishop Stephen Ondiek died in a grisly road accident.

They were returning to Nairobi after helping their father win a nomination for the Ugenya parliamentary seat in November 2002.

Ondiek’s daughter died on the spot. His two sons were flown to Nairobi Hospital where they died immediately after being admitted into the ICU.

5. Julius Sunkuli

Former internal security minister Julius Sunkuli’s son was killed after he was hit by a blunt object on the head.

Julius Sunkuli's son
Julius Sunkuli’s son

The late Salaton died mysteriously and his body found at the mortuary his body on May 19, 2018, more than 10 days when police transferred the body to the morgue.

Julius Sunkuli

6. Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga who is known by many as ‘Baba’ lost his son Fidel Odinga in 2015.


7. John Nyangarama

Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama’s son Ndemo Nyangarama passed on after a two month battle with Acute Meningitis at the Nairobi Hospital.

John Nyangarama

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