Was Raila Odinga’s eldest son poisoned by his Eritrean wife Lwam Bekelle?
That is the question in the lips of many Kenyans after Raila’s wife, Ida, indirectly claimed her eldest son could have been poisoned by his Eritrean wife, who was entertaining another lover.
In what reads like a direct script from a Mexican soap opera, Ida claims her son Fidel was probably poisoned and that is why she has moved to court to block Lwam from inheriting all Fidel’s properties.
Fidel died mysteriously in January, 2015.
A few months before his death, Fidel was forced to dismiss rumours that he was going to divorce Lwam over illicit sexual affairs.
The rumours claimed he had found his newly wedded wife in a rather compromising situation with his best friend after a night out at a club in town.
The rumuors which went viral in the social media had it that the couple was sleeping in separate bedrooms due to the marital differences they had.
Fidel, the rumours claimed, had taken to heavy drinking after realising that his gorgeous wife could have been cheating on him.
But sources then close to Fidel said he was really disappointed after reading the rumours on the internet.
“Fidel and Lwam are very happy contrary to these allegations. He is shocked and is wondering how these rumours came up. He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his marriage,” the source was quoted saying.
Fidel and Lwam got married in July 2015 at a private event at the Greek Orthodox Church along Valley Road, Nairobi after dating for over a year. This was the second wedding for Fidel after he split up with his first wife, Veronica Wanjiru and finalised their divorce in 2014.
The couple had a three-year old son named after Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
While dismissing rumours that she was entertaining another man, the half Eritrean-half German Lwam told a local publication that Fidel was the man who was her eldest brother.
Fidel on his part described Lwam “as like a sister; a family friend whom I have known since my childhood days and was a wonderful person who was born to be a wife and mum.”
According to preliminary reports from police, Fidel collapsed in his house hours after he returned home from partying at Sankara Hotel in Westlands.
He was in the company of former Kenya Power Managing Director, Samuel Gichuru’s second son and other sons of prominent personalities.
Police concluded that he died of a heart attack.