Former minister Joseph Otiende to be buried on March 18

Former Minister Joseph Otiende in his rural home in Vihiga County during interview with Std. Otiende served as a cabinet Minister during President Jomo Kenyatta regime. BY BENJAMIN SAKWA 

The family of former Minister Joseph Otiende, who died on Wednesday, has set a tentative burial date for March 18. Otiende will be buried at his home in Kegoye village, Vihiga County.

A member of the family said formal meetings to make burial arrangements would begin at the United Kenya Club in Nairobi from 5pm.

 A committee has also been formed in Kegoye and is working closely with the family on the burial arrangements.

Otiende was the first Education Cabinet Minister under founding President Jomo Kenyatta from 1963 to 1969. He also served as minister for Culture, Health and Housing. He died aged 100 at Avenue Hospital in Kisumu.?

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