Court has Okayed a burial of a former employee of Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) who died on November 23, 2020 while undergoing treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital.
When the family of the deceased Rose Achieng embarked on a funeral programme with a burial planned for November 6, 2020 at her home in Ugenya Sub County, Siaya County, Moses Asum moved to court and obtained injunctive orders restraining the deceased’s burial.
The deceased aged 58 years at the time of her death, met Abednego Omondi in 1975 when she was a spinter, and began a mutual and consequential love relation that culminated into a marriage under Luo customary traditions and they were blessed with children.
The deceased has a house at her Ugenya home being provisions for her late husband which she visited frequently, as late as early this year 2020, and planned seasonal crops.
From around 2005, when the deceased was retrenched at Kenya Airports Authority, she has been living in Tassia Embakasi on a property bought, developed and registered singly in her name.
She felt sick and was admitted at KNH where she succumbed to the illness on November 7,2020,All responsibilities including nursing and processing and payment of hospital bills were “single handedly” done by the defendant.
Upon her death and while her family embarked on funeral programme with a burial planned for November 26,2020 at her home in Ugenya Sub County, Siaya County, Moses moved to court under certificate of urgency and obtained,injuctive orders restraining the deceased burial.
Senior Resident Magistrate Margaret Murage on January 11, 2021 dismissed an application by Moses seeking to stop the burial.
“An injunction be and is hereby issued restraining Moses from interfering with the burial arrangement of the deceased by Benta Akoth, the deceased daughter,” added Murage.