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Land dispute delays burial

29 June 2012, 14:59 Joseph Mukubwa

A granny who died six weeks ago in Tetu district is yet to be buried after one family member differed with others over land.

The dispute over eight acres of land in Gaaki village has delayed the burial of an 85-year-old granny.

Wangui Kibara who was suffering from dementia until last month when she died is yet to be buried after a 62 –year- old relative Wilson Mwangi refused to allow for her to be buried at her father’s eight acre farm at Gaaki village in Nyeri County.

Despite efforts by the clan, local peace committees and the area DC Herman Shambi, Mwangi has refused completely to let her be buried there and so the body is still lying at Nyeri Provincial General Hospital mortuary since 18th of last month.

The clan spokesman Wilfred Wanjigo is blaming Wilson Mwangi, 62 for refusing to inter his aunt’s remains at the father’s land.

But Mwangi has since protested that his aunt had married in Manyatta area before she divorced 58 years ago and so should be buried there.

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The clan also threatened to boycott the burial ceremony if the man buries Wangui somewhere else outside the father’s home.

The other family members have since been mourning for all these days without any burial ceremony and even prayers are still being held at the home since the man has disowned his aunt.

The area DC summoned the family, clan and area Peace Committee members, but a decision was still never reached at.

The other family members, DC and the clan continue living in distress without knowing what next as the body continue lying at the mortuary.

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