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Three women in conflict over man’s body

02 October 2013, 00:40 Joseph Njung’eh

Kabati - Drama unfolded on Tuesday at Thika level 5 Hospital mortuary when three women arrived separately at the facility claiming ownership of a man’s body.

The trio each accompanied by a group of mourners, burial permit at hand, and a funeral program was demanding to be given the body ready for funeral.

Jane Muteti Muchira, Janet Muturi Muchira and Gladys Muthoni Muchira arrived at the morgue from different areas and each had a coffin to bury David Muchira, 45, who died last week following a road accident.

The three widows were all accompanied by their respective relatives, children and friends and apparently all were strangers to each other.

One of them, Jane Muteti, from Kabati location Murang’a County said she had one daughter with the deceased and she had already prepared a final resting place for her husband at their farm in Kabati.

She said the villagers have been meeting at her residential home making contributions to meet the mortuary bill and planning for the burial service.

She added that they spent the better part of Monday preparing the resting place and it was unbelievable that she co-owned the deceased.

The morgue’s attendants were unable to contain the situation which turned into violence and sought for security help from Thika police station officers.

The mourners were however dispersed and ordered to leave the facility’s compound by the police while the planned funeral was cancelled.

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