Widow sits in grave to prevent husband’s burial

Widow sits in grave to prevent husband’s burial

An aggrieved widow sparked a mild drama as she sat in the grave to prevent her husband’s burial, few weeks after he was murdered.

The 33-year-old man, Edward Mwangi was murdered in a farm and sustained serious cuts after being stabbed eight times on December 3, 2018. The aggrieved widow who alongside other relatives was not satisfied with the way the police have handled the murder case, say in the grave to prevent her husband’s burial.

Edward Mwangi’s wife and his two cousins sat inside his grave for over two hours, demanding that their kin’s body be taken back to the mortuary.

“Why was the suspect released hours after he was arrested? It is very painful. There’s no burial which is going to take place here,” Mary Wangare, the widow, said.

“We cannot allow the killers to walk free as we reel in pain,” she added. Attempts by Dundori MCA Michael Chege to calm them were futile.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at Wanyororo in Bahati, Nakuru County, Kenya. Though the main murder suspect who surrendered himself to the police also presented the knife he allegedly used to kill the deceased, however the family of the deceased claimed they were not issued with any OB number at the Bahati Police Station and that the suspect was released the same day.

However by 3pm, Mwangi’s father lost his temperament and ordered his son to be buried. Four men went inside the grave, and forced the three ‘protesters’ out after shouts and exchange of fists.

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