New Twist as Autopsy Confirms Jakoyo Midiwo Did Not Die From Cardiac Arrest, Family Insists Foul Play Cannot Be Ruled Out

Jakoyo Midiwo

The family of former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has insisted that they cannot rule out foul play in the death of the former lawmaker after post-mortem revealed new developments.

This comes after the post-morterm revealed that Jakoyo Midiwo did not succumb to cardiac arrest as earlier reporter.

The Standard reports that according to Midiwo’s elder brother, Jacob Midiwo, a postmortem examination by Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor showed Jakoyo died of acute kidney failure.

The family first raised issues with Jakoyo’s sudden death, stating that it was baffling for a man who alive and kicking up to the time he was taken ill on Saturday to die on Monday evening.


According to Midiwo’s elder brother George Jalang’o the family sought the intervention of the police to piece up the details surrounding the politician’s sudden death.

He further noted that as a family, they were not satisfied with the earlier theory that Jakoyo had suffered cardiac arrest and are keen on establishing what caused his death.


“We have reported the matter to the police. Midiwo was fit, well and going about his activities and therefore we cannot understand why and how he just fell ill and died,” the brother wondered.

The former ODM legislator was reportedly in Nairobi to celebrate his children’s stellar performances in academics before he was taken ill and eventual death.

“His daughter had recently graduated from a South Africa university while his son scored an A (plain) in the 2020 KCSE exam,” Jalang’o stated.

In the wake of his death, East African Legislative Assembly MP Oburu Odinga recalled their last conversation in which he warned Oburu alongside Raila cautioning them from attending funerals as they risked exposing themselves to Covid-19. 

Midiwo who died of Cardiac arrest specifically asked the duo to stay away from the burial of his uncle, Peter Odima, which happened on Saturday, June 12 and that of his sister, Julia Adhiambo. 

Adhiambo will be interred on Saturday, June 19.

Reports indicate that the uncle, sister and grandmother succumbed to the virus whose rate of infection has risen in the Nyanza region.

“He called and cautioned me that Covid-19 was really killing our people and it is in such funeral ceremonies that we might get exposed because we would draw crowds. 

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