Relatives jump into grave to stop burial of a man who was stabbed with a knife (Photos)
SEE ALSO :Senior county official kills self“The three went to the suspect’s house at night, one of them armed with a knife. They attacked the suspect who overpowered them and snatched the weapon. Two of them were forced to flee for their safety,” said a resident who sought anonymity. Mwangi was however left behind and it is alleged, the suspect used the same knife to stab him several times on the chest. “According to post-mortem results, Mwangi died due to injuries to his heart. They were caused by the knife used to stab him,” said Charles Mucheru, a cousin to the deceased. Mwangi struggled to make his way home but unfortunately, he died on a farm next to his suspected killer's house. Residents found his lifeless body the following morning. Mucheru said he accompanied the police officers from Kiugoini police station to the scene where the suspect identified as Stephen Mwangi showed up with the murder weapon and admitted to committing the crime.
SEE ALSO :Jowie admitted to hospitalThe Nakuru family would hear none of this even as the preacher went on with the sermon. Just before he could conclude, Mwangi's wife, his cousin and brother jumped into the grave. The burial service came to a standstill for over two hours as the residents gathered around the grave where the three stood. They gave conditions that their kin must be taken back to the morgue or buried together with them. The deceased’s father Daniel Mwea watched in shock as his own children defied and accused him of of siding with those who murdered his son. At half past two, Mwea lost his cool and ordered his other relatives to carry the casket to the grave and have his son buried by force. A fistfight broke out as strong men forced the three out of the grave. “He is my son and he will be buried. Today! Get them out and lower the casket,” he ordered as they were whisked away with kicks and blows.
SEE ALSO :Three arrested over Sh54m fraudWomen from the village, however, defended the widow and warned the Kirinyaga team from touching her even as she pulled back the casket from being lowered. After order was restored the deceased was hurriedly buried with the father leading in songs but wasn’t joined by the residents who disapproved the act. No prayers were conducted.