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Why elderly couple, daughter who died in Limuru road accident will not be buried today

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  • An elderly couple and their two daughters perished in a road acccident along Limuru road while heading to a burial.
  • One of their relatives has sought court order stopping their burial over a long standing land dispute.

The burial of an elderly couple and daughter who crashed in Limuru on the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway has been stopped over a land tussle.

William Kamau, 77, his wife Jane Njoki, 63, and daughters Rhoda Njeri, 40, and Evelyn Waithera, 37, died in a road accident while heading to a burial in Nakuru.

Kamau’s stepmother, Hannah Njeri Gichatha stopped the burial, which was scheduled for today, after obtaining a restraining order. This effectively throwing the couple and Waaithera’s sendoff into limbo.

According to Gichatha, there has been a long-standing land dispute regarding their ancestral four-acre farm in Gaturi, Murang’a County.

Couple mixed up in land feud

Murang’a Principal Magistrate Edwin Nyaga served the order to Kamau’s first wife Eunice Wanjiku, and sons Antony Irungu, Muturi Kamau and Maina Kamau.

It appears that there has been a succession disagreement running from 2006 between Kamau’s family and his stepmother at a Nairobi court.

Despite the court order being issued on November 5, Kamau’s family claimed they were informed about it on Tuesday. The two parties will appear in court on Thursday for the hearing.

Njeri, Kamau’s second-born daughter was buried on Monday at her matrimonial home.


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