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Kenyans told to avoid tribal comments on Fidel’s death

06 January 2015, 12:29 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Nakuru Senator James Mungai has called on Kenyans to avoid tribal comments on social media regarding the death of Cord leader Raila Odinga's son, Fidel Odinga.

Speaking Tuesday morning at a Nakuru hotel, Mungai said that the former Prime Minister's family was undergoing a difficult time and such comments were uncalled for.

He added that the careless comments could hurt and inflict more wounds on the family.

“It is insensitive to turn the death of a young man into a tribal circus and name calling. I appeal to Kenyans to at least have some respect and honour,” he said.

Also read: Fidel Odinga postmortem postponed to Tuesday
He also appealed to Kenyans to restrain from abusing the ODM party leader online, saying that he was in pain.

“Losing a loved one is very painful. The parents and [the] entire family is in mourning. The online posts will remain online and can be accessed by any member of the family. The insensitivity of the messages will hurt them more,” he said.

“I pray that they might find peace and solace in God's arms. May His grace sustain them through these hard times,” he added.

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