The family of the late Kalembe Ndile is planning to raise a whopping 8 million Kenya shillings to be used for the burial expenses.
According to the Daily Nation, that burial budget estimate includes sh.1,500,000 owed to the Nairobi Hospital and another sh. 680,000 payable to the Lee Funeral Home.
The planning committee is banking on the business community, friends, political class including Deputy president William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta to fund the burial.
As a result, there will be a major harambee today in Nairobi city in a bid to help the family clear all the hospital and mortuary expenses then use the rest for his send off.
At the same time, the burial plans for the former Kibwezi mp have faced its fair share of challenges with family resisting plans by area politicians to take charge of the same.
It is reported that the politicians allied to the Wiper Democratic Movement are keen on ensuring that they honor him by wrapping his casket with the Wiper Party flag, a proposal which has not gone well with the family.
Mr. Kalembe Ndile died last week at a Nairobi hospital aged 57 years after battling an illness.
In the meantime, Sonko News recently reported that the former Kibwezi Member of parliament graciously offered Julius Wambua two acres from his prime parcel of land in Kibwezi.
“I will give Wambua two acres of land and put up a decent house for him. I met him for the first time today and he accepted my offer and said he is ready to move in,” Ndile told a local daily.
Kalembe Ndile added that he was compelled to help Wambua because he has also experienced suffering and he did not want the freed man to start feeling bitter due to difficulties and frustrations he might run into as he adjusts to life outside prison.
Wambua’s then-wife set him up on claims that he sexually abused their then 16-year-old daughter Dorcas Mwende. However, Wambua’s adult daughter set the ground for his release following her confession that her mother coached her to lie to send Wambua to prison.
Source: Sonko news