Mourners in Nyandarua forced back home after court stops funeral

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Residents of Wendani village in Kinangop were left in shock on Saturday after a court order stopped a funeral ceremony over a land issue

The family of Margaret Ngachu was handed the court order when they arrived at Engineer Level 4 Hospital Mortuary where the body of the deceased was.

The order was sought by the deceased’s step daughter- Mirriam Wangui – who claimed her step mother’s grave was lying in her piece of land illegally.

In the court document, she claims their late father had given her the piece of land and that his second wife had no right to be interred there.

She told the media that her father’s second family had attempted to take her land away by way of burying the deceased on it.

On the other hand, the family of the deceased said that Mirriam had already sold the only piece of land she had inherited from their late father.

A court case on the matter will be heard at the Engineer Lawcourt on February 5.