Reports that the brother to Senator Moses Wetangula and Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, late Tony Waswa, died of Covid-19 are yet to be confirmed.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that they are yet to establish whether Waswa died of the dreaded disease.
Addressing the press during the daily Covid-19 update presser, the CS said that he couldn’t ascertain before contact tracing was done to establish whether the contact persons were exposed to the virus or not, highly suggesting that the deceased could have died of coronavirus.
Waswa was buried today in his Mukhweya village home in Bungoma County under tight security in a ceremony that lasted not more than 15 minutes.
Dozens of locals who wanted to attend the burial were denied access into the compound by security guards.
However, both Wetangula and Wanyonyi were present in the event, which had only 60 people in attendance, including a few other local leaders.
Among the leaders that attended the burial were woman reps Janet Nangabo(Trans Nzoia), Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma), MPs Ferdinand Wanyonyi (Kwanza) and John Waluke (Sirisia).
Trans Nzoia Senator Michael Mbitoh Bitok and former MP Patrick Wangamati also attended the burial.
Bungoma healthcare officers received the casket that was brought by a helicopter.
The healthcare workers, who were dressed in the coronavirus protective gear, then fumigated the coffin and immediately took it to the graveside where it was lowered.
His brother, Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi, was taken into quarantine immediately after the burial event.
Until the time of his death, the deceased worked as Tim Wanyonyi’s assistant.
Kenyans on social media were not impressed with the manner at which the burial was conducted during these Covid-19 pandemic times.
They argued that the ceremony didn’t observe the Ministry of Health directives on social gatherings and conducting funerals.
One of the directives is that those attending the ceremony should not exceed 15 people, while Waswa’s burial had 60 people and was conducted during the day while other funerals have been conducted at night.