Msando’s body was flown to Kisumu aboard a Kenya Airways flight accompanied by his close family members. Kisumu Governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o, his wife Dorothy (who is a relative of Mr Msando’s widow) and Kisumu Central MP-elect Fred Ouda, received the body at the airport.
Msando was finally laid to rest on Saturday at his rural home in Lifunya village, Ugenya, Siaya County. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba were among top officials who skipped Msando’s burial in Ugenya. Nasa leaders Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and James Orengo were in attendance.
The somber mood that engulfed Msando’s homestead during his burial was replaced by an intense excitement and happiness after the burial.
Mourners were treated to Benga music at night after the deceased was buried. Even Msando’s widow Eva Buyu joined mourners on stage to shake a leg. (N/B: The dancing after burial is part of Luo tradition).
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