Machakos: Drama as police storm funeral, return body to mortuary


Machakos: Drama as police storm funeral, return body to mortuary

On Friday, a contingent of police officers led by the Matuu police boss Nicholas Kiio stormed a funeral at the Munina Salvation Army Church.

Their business, to stop the internment of David Kiamba who was set to be laid to rest under contentious circumstances.

Citizen Digital understands the deceased’s two wives have been embroiled in a nasty contest for the right to bury him.

His second wife, Naomi Mumbua whom he was living with until his demise pulled a fast one and organised a funeral ceremony in Matuu town.

While this was happening,  a court in Machakos  was issuing a court order after Kiamba’s first wife and her three children moved to court seeking to stop the burial.

Meanwhile, in Matuu, Mumbua oblivious of  the court order went ahead with the funeral arrangements and set a day for the internment.

However, on the day the deceased was to be buried in Matuu, officers who were armed with the court order stormed the church, stopping the service which was midway.

In the confusion and the disarray that followed, the cops made a bee-line for the altar and whisked the coffin away leaving the congregation shell shocked.

The body was returned to the  Yatta Funeral home pending a determination of the court matter.

Below are the scenes from the dramatic event:

Congregation watches as police officers from the Matuu police station storm church to stop an ongoing funeral service. Photo: Alphonse Mbithi
Officers whisk away the body of Nicholas Kiio Wambua stopping a funeral service at the Munina Salvation Army Church. Photo: Alphonse Mbithi

 

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