There was drama at Kasarani estate in Elburgon, Nakuru, after a family carried a body of a deceased to her debtor’s home seeking debt to be settled.
According to Simon Njoroge, the son of the deceased, the family had decided to carry the body of her mother, Ruth Wamaitha, to his uncle’s home after the latter failed to clear a debt he owed the mother.
“We have brought my mother’s body here because there had been a problem between the two. My uncle had failed to clear the debt he owes my mother,” stated Njoroge.
Simon revealed they were acting under his mum’s instructions, who had ordered that her body be taken to her brother-in-law’s home in case he fails to clear the debt upon her demise.
“It was not our wish to bring the casket here but our mother had instructed that incase my uncle fails to clear the debt, then we should not bury the body instead bring it here,” stated Simon amid tears.
Drama in Elburgon, Nakuru as woman’s body is taken to home of brother-in-law who owed her Sh80,000; family says no burial until debt is settled
Posted by DAILY NATION on Thursday, 3 October 2019
Efforts by the family and neighbours to calm down the deceased while still alive were futile since she insisted on having her body taken over to the brother-in-law’s home until he clears the debt.
According to the family, the uncle had failed to clear the debt amounting to Ksh 155,000 which had lasted for almost 22 years.
The uncle had managed to clear some of the money but still remained with a total of Ksh 80,000, which he had so far failed to clear.
Simon added he didn’t join university due to lack of school fees as his mother depended on the said debt.
It is reported that the uncle left his home upon the arrival of the casket without uttering a word. The family dumped the body at the compound and left.