Nairobi News

Must ReadNews

Ohangla musician Lady Maureen to be buried today

The body of Ohangla musician Maureen Achieng has not been moved from the mortuary to her home for an overnight vigil ahead of the burial on Saturday.

Lady Maureen’s body was to be transferred from Ojele Memorial Hospital mortuary to Kopanga village earlier on Friday.

But large crowds gathered at the morgue and at her home to pay their last respects, raising concerns about security and health amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It was said that some of her fans turned rowdy forcing the family and other parties to take precautions.

Family and friends of the late Ohangla musician Lady Maureen at Ojele Memorial Hospital mortuary in Migori on July 17, 2020. PHOTO | IAN BYRON

Family spokesperson and Lady Maureen’s brother Charles Ochieng said the body will be transported to their home early on Saturday.

“We made abrupt changes to the initial plans after we were told that taking the body home would pose a health risk to mourners who had already crowded the place,” he said.