[PHOTOS] Bonchari MP Oyioka's funeral underway in Kisii

He died on February 15, at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu.

In Summary

• The burial service is taking place at Itierio Boys School and hundreds of the constituents are expected to attend, including politicians.

• President Uhuru Kenyatta led the nation in eulogising Oyioka, describing him as an accomplished educator and determined legislator. 

The body of Bonchari MP Oroo Oyioka has arrived at Suneka Airstrip in Kisii ahead of the burial.
The body of Bonchari MP Oroo Oyioka has arrived at Suneka Airstrip in Kisii ahead of the burial.
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The body of the Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka arrived in Kisii county  on Friday morning ahead of his burial later in the day.

The body was flown to Suneka Airstrip on Friday morning. The chopper carrying the MP’s body landed at 9:30am.

The burial service will take place at Itierio Boys School and hundreds of the constituents are expected to attend, including politicians.

The MP died on February 15, at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu where he was undergoing treatment.
The MP died on February 15, at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu where he was undergoing treatment.
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The MP died on February 15, at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kisumu where he was undergoing treatment.

ODM party leader Raila Odinga is among the leaders who have already arrived for the funeral service.

ODM leader Raila Odinga arrives to the burial service of Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka.
ODM leader Raila Odinga arrives to the burial service of Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta led the nation in eulogising Oyioka.

Uhuru described him as an accomplished educator and determined legislator.

Oyioka, who was a retired teacher and education official was a second-term MP elected on a People's Democratic Party ticket.

ODM leader Rraila Odinga attends the burial service at Itierio Boys School.
ODM leader Rraila Odinga attends the burial service at Itierio Boys School.
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Before his election in 2017 on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) ticket, the late lawmaker had braved one of the most bitter election frauds that saw him robbed of his victory.

After March 4, 2013, General Election, Oyioka who was running on the Kanu ticket, then won a landmark court ruling against his rival Zepedeo Opore.