Burial dispute: Kiambu woman ‘secretly’ cremates husband’s body


Burial dispute: Kiambu woman 'secretly' cremates husband's body
Cremation furnace. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • According to the relatives, they were not even aware that their loved one, Bernard Thiaga was dead. They said they only learnt his body had been cremated when they turned up to visit him.
  • An elder brother to the deceased claims he got a disturbing phone call from his sister alerting him of the shocking turn of events.
  • He is now calling upon the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to assist them in getting the truth from the widow.

A family in Ngemwa village, Kiambu County, is torn over a dispute in which relatives are blaming a woman for cremating the body of her husband without informing them.

According to the relatives, they were not even aware that their loved one, Bernard Thiaga was dead. They said they only learnt his body had been cremated when they turned up to visit him.

An elder brother to the deceased claims he got a disturbing phone call from his sister alerting him of the shocking turn of events.

“There was no mourning here, we were only informed that our brother had already been cremated at Lang’ata,” he said.

He is now calling upon the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to assist them in getting the truth from the widow.

Ruiru DCIO Muratia says the case was reported and investigations are ongoing.

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