Colleagues exhume officer’s body to retrieve work uniform

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There was drama and surprise in equal measure when County Government enforcement officers in Western Kenya exhumed the body of the colleagues with the goal of retrieving his work uniform. Martin Shikuku had been laid to rest in full work regalia, probably as a sign of respect from his colleagues. However, his co-workers came back, at the dead of the night, unburied his body and left with his, former, work uniform. His family now saw that the colleagues went against traditions and their actions could anger the dead man’s forefathers.…

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Family conflict over Ken Okoth’s burial plans

A section of the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s family has raised objections over his anticipated cremation in Nairobi. Led by Raymond Mbai, Okoth’s paternal family has also said¬† they are in the dark over burial plans. They now insist that he should be buried customarily next to his late father in their rural home in Rangwe constituency. Mbai, speaking on behalf of Okoth’s extended family, requested that the late MP be buried in accordance with the burial provisions of Luo customs and traditions. Mbai said that Okoth’s father had…

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