Family stays overnight with body of dead kin after land dispute

Mr Samuel Munene looks at the casket bearing the remains of his wife Jacinta Karura after a court order stopped her burial on a disputed parcel of land in Meru county on September 4, 2019. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mourners had turned up for the burial, when a court official turned up with an order stopping the event Wednesday afternoon.

  • Speaking to the Nation, Mr Samuel Munene, the husband of the dead woman, said there was a row over the ownership of the land where he had planned to bury his wife.

A family in Nkumbo village, Imenti Central has recounted their distress after they were forced to stay with the body of their loved one overnight after a burial event was stopped.

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