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  • Governor Oparanya says he supports Mr Odinga for presidency because he can help revive industries in western Kenya.

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Nasa flag-bearer Raila Odinga is in Kakamega County attending the funeral of former Mumias East MP Francis Obongita.

Updates are by Benson Amadala.

2:44 Confusion as Raila and other Nasa leaders leave as Senator Boni Khalwale is addressing mourners.

2:41 The flag-bearer says the battle to liberate Kenya has began.

2:31 Mr Odinga says that Mr Obongita was a fearless MP who stood for truth and agitated for political change in the country.

2:09 A section of mourners jeer Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali for his attack on Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. Mr Washiali had asked Governor Oparanya to appear before the Senate's Public Accounts and Investments Committee to respond to audit queries.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga (left) and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (center) converses with Nasa leader Raila Odinga (left) during the burial of former Mumias East MP Francis Obongita on May 27, 2017. PHOTO | SHABAN MAKOKHA

2:09 Siaya Senator James Orengo criticises Deputy President William Ruto for blaming county governments for the shortage of maize in the country. He also defended Governor Oparanya, saying the summons by the Senate were mischievous.

"What the Senate did is make recommendations that could not be applied to block Mr Oparanya from seeking re-election."

2:16 Governor Oparanya says he supports Mr Odinga for presidency because he can help revive industries in western Kenya, which will in turn create jobs.

2:30 ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi says that after consultations, he realised that his ambition to become president was not greater than the wishes of Kenyans who wanted the opposition to unite and remove Jubilee from power for running down the country.

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