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Drama as dead man’s children fight for his body at the morgue

There was drama at Nakuru County Mortuary on Wednesday morning after two families engaged in a brawl over a body.

The two families attempted to stop the burial of Mr Mumba Kiragu, each citing claim over the deceased’s assets.

According to the deceased’s nephew, Mr Samuel Muraya, the dispute arose from demands by the children of Mr Kiragu’s two wives for equal share of his wealth.

Mr Muraya said that although the first wife had passed away, her children wanted her to be recognised during the division of their father’s property.


“The children too were fighting in a disgraceful manner, since children to the elder wife claim that one parcel of land has already been sold without being consulted,” Mr Muraya said.

However, the families came to an agreement and said they would go ahead with the burial as scheduled in Kabazi, Bahati sub-county.

Mr Muraya, who is also a pastor, advised family heads to keep a will so as to prevent such skirmishes from occurring once they pass away.

“Fathers should endeavor to maintain peace in their families by letting the family members know exactly what belongs to whom to avoid such disputes,” he said.