A man has been buried outside a classroom at Koroto Day Secondary School, Baringo County, and his grave cemented in the dead of night.
The family of Paul Kipchapas are embroiled in a land dispute with management of the school. The late kipchapas died on March 23 and was buried at night three days later. It is believed that the motive of cementing the grave was to stop the villagers from exhuming the body, though the family claims its in line with old traditions.
The incident has left many in shock. The villagers were cagey to talk to the press for fear of victimization by the family who are reportedly camping at school.
Koroto Day School was built by professionals from the area. They are said to have raised Ksh3 million through a ‘Harambee’. The aim was to help students from humble backgrounds in Baringo North to continue with their secondary school studies.
One of Kipchapas’ sons said they buried their father according to his wishes. “He said we bury him at his birthplace and cement his grave,” said one of the sons.
The family says they donated a parcel of land for construction of primary school but that for the secondary school was “aggressively grabbed.”
They have vowed not to relent until “justice prevails.”