• Loyce Kibor said Raila Odinga arrived as Kibor's body had already been lowered in the grave and stayed at the home for about 20mns.

• She said her father loved peace and the burial had gone on smoothly until the ugly incident happened.

Raila's chopper stonned
Raila's chopper stonned

The family Mzee Jackson Kiprotiich Kibor has regretted the incident where a chopper carrying opposition chief Raila Odinga's team was stoned at Kabenes in Uasin Gishu.

The plane was stoned as Odinga's team left the burial of Kibor on Friday.

Kibor's daughter Loyce Kibor says they regret what happened but linked it to some rowdy youth in the area.

She said Odinga arrived as Kibor's body had already been lowered in the grave and stayed at the home for about 20mns.

"We didn't expect him at that time because the burial was almost over and we had even ruled out the possibility of his arrival," said Loyce.

She said they too didn't expect DP William Ruto because he had sent his condolences to the family.

Mzee Kibor's body removed from Eldoret morgue ahead of burial on Friday
Mzee Kibor's body removed from Eldoret morgue ahead of burial on Friday
Image: MATHEWS NDANYI

Loyce said that as a family they were not aware of any plan to attack Odinga whom she said was a close friend to Odinga.

"We just urge that the issue be investigated properly so that no one innocent is targetted," said Loyce.

She said her father loved peace and the burial had gone on smoothly until the ugly incident happened.

A resident of the area Joseph Samoei said Odinga was welcomed well in the area but trouble only started as Odinga's team left.

The number of suspects arrested over the stoning of the Odinga chopper increases to 17.

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