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Widow prevents husband’s burial after police freed killer

There was a mild drama on Thursday at Wanyororo in Bahati, Nakuru County, Kenya, when a widow prevented the burial of her dead husband.

According to reports, the woman jumped into her husband’s grave to protest the way police handled her husband’s murder case.

It was gathered that the deceased, Edward Mwangi, was found dead in his farm with serious cuts after he was stabbed many times on December 3, 2018.

However, the suspected killer allegedly surrendered himself to the police, but was released same day.

Not satisfied with the case, the bitter mourners vowed to block the burial, claiming that police released the suspect without any reason.

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It was gathered that after calm was restored, the deceased two cousins and wife, Ms Mary Wangari, sat inside the grave, demanding that the dead body be taken back to the mortuary until justice is served.

“We won’t allow the burial until police give us reason why they released the killer hours after his arrest,” Mary declared.

They held the church conducting the ceremony to ransom for over two hours while mourners watched helplessly.

At about 2pm, Edward’s father lost temper and ordered the youths to bring them out and bury his son.

After shouts and exchange of words, the deceased was lowered to the grave.

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