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Wanjiru burial set to go ahead Saturday

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The High Court Friday ordered an inquest into the death of marathon star Samuel Wanjiru and ruled that he be buried Saturday.Mr Justice Anyara Emukule said there was no reason to delay the burial any longer, adding that an inquest should be conducted before the chief magistrate’s court in Nairobi.Matters of death caused trauma and to allay such feelings, disposal of the body was necessary, he said.“Postponement will worsen feelings of animosity and mistrust and I decline to grant further orders restraining interment,” he added.Wanjiru’s mother, Ms Hannah Wanjiru, who had sought orders to bar her daughter-in-law, Terezah Njeri, from burying her husband until investigations were concluded, however declared she would not attend the burial because she believed investigations were incomplete.“I am not satisfied with the High Court’s decision. I have decided not to attend the burial and I promise to keep fighting for my son’s rights. I will do anything in my power to stop the burial,” she said .In her affidavit, Ms Wanjiru had said her son was murdered and asked for the burial to be stopped until those responsible were identified.But Njeri’s lawyer Ndegwa Wahome said there was no need of postponing it since all that was required from the body had been done....More info http://eastafricaradiousa.com/blog/?p=5615