Kenya: Burial Standoff as Nakuru Family Demands Justice for Murder Victim

13 December 2018

There was drama Thursday in Wanyororo in Bahati, Nakuru County when two groups clashed at a local cemetery during the burial of a 33-year-old man who was murdered a week ago.

One group said they were not satisfied with the way the police have handled the murder case.

According to the family of the victim identified as Edward Mwangi, he was found murdered in a farm in Bahati.

He had sustained serious cuts after being stabbed eight times on December 3, 2018.


The main suspect who surrendered himself to the police, also presented the knife he allegedly used to kill the deceased.

Upon arrest, the family of the victim claims they were not issued with any OB number at the Bahati Police Station and that the suspect was released the same day.

The burial was scheduled for December 13, 2018.

But during the funeral, the bitter mourners claimed that police released the suspect without giving any reason and vowed to block the burial until justice is served.

"We will not allow the funeral to take place until we get an explanation why the main suspect was released," said Ms Mary Wangari, the dead man's wife.

The man was finally buried at 2pm Thursday.

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