The mystery surrounding Fidel Odinga’s sudden death still puzzles the family.
Fidel was the firstborn son of political giant Raila Odinga. He was found dead on January 4, 2015, after a night out with friends.
He died at the young age of 41. He left behind one son.
Fidel was found unresponsive in the morning inside a spare bedroom at their Karen home.
His wife, Lwam Bekelle and Fidel had been sleeping in separate rooms and that morning she walked in to speak to her husband but he did not respond prompting her to call for help from Karen hospital and his parents.
It was not until around 6 pm that his body was not moved to the mortuary.
Postmortem results were never made public, fuelling speculation on what might have caused the death of Raila’s firstborn son.
Bekelle says in court papers seen by the Star that a statement by Ida to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives on Fidel’s death was at the heart of the fallout between them.
Ida claimed in the statement that her son’s death remains a mystery.
“That even though the death of the deceased remained a mystery and efforts were made to establish what suddenly transpired, the petitioners herein, kept off from the family,” Ida and Winnie said in a joint affidavit.
They went on: “It remains unclear why the petitioner hastily ran away and kept off the family, whereas, there have been various efforts to establish contacts.”
The Odingas reportedly received two autopsy reports from the DCI investigators and from a lab in Germany which were discussed in a family gathering attended by family members and lawyer James Orengo.
At the centre of the court, tussle is Fidel’s assets and cash.
Ida and Winnie listed 10 properties and seven bank accounts that they say belonged to Fidel. Read all about it in the link below.