The family of Othuol Othuol has come out to criticize the former prime minister for not helping them in any way to treat their son.
They said that despite promises made by the ODM leader, their calls went unanswered and in the end of the day their contacts were blocked.
The family said that it is so sad that the prime minister who they give a lot of respect can block them when they needed him most.
“We begged Raila for help, but he said that he was busy. But when we tried reaching him later he mysteriously blocked us and that is when Othuol went into depression. We had no money or anything since we relied on him and the promises he made.” The family said
However they appreciated the few friends who helped raised the little they could and warned Luos to be careful with Raila, since he is only interested in himself and family.
“Luos must wake up and realise that we must not continue begging Raila, he is only after his own self interest. We can all blame him for the death of our son. Why make a promise then fail to fulfil it?” They said
The Churchill Show comedian on Sunday after a long struggle with a brain tumor but during the period all the women did not come for her and they are now claiming part of the wealth.
Othuol died at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, where he had been receiving treatment for the past two weeks.
The comedian has been in and out of hospital since last year and once sought support from the public in dealing with an undisclosed sickness and depression.
He was diagnosed with tuberculosis about 10 months ago and was admitted to KNH and discharged after six months.
In June, Othuol was rushed to Kitengela Hospital after fainting at home and was later taken to KNH, treated and discharged.
He was readmitted about two weeks ago but it was not clear what he was suffering from. Some reports indicated that he had a brain tumor.
Besides his comedy, Othuol featured on Aunty Boss, a popular NTV show, and a number of Luo comedy films.
“The four of us ‘hustled’ to the extent that we shared a house to save money. His death has hit me hard because we have walked this comedy journey together [sic],” Mr Omondi told the Nation.
Eddie Butita, who also worked with Othuol, said he did his best, while Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris wrote, “A sad evening for the Kenyan comic industry. Shine on your way, Othuol.”
Some artists did not shy away from pointing out that some of Othuol’s friends abandoned him when he needed their help.
Tumbili, a close friend of Othuol’s, said via Twitter that “the way they never believed when you needed help is the same way they won’t believe you are gone”.