The alleged widow of Kakamega Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi has vowed to camp outside the Kakamega County Funeral Parlor to stop another woman from collecting her husband’s body for burial.
Sumbi died of COVID-19 on October 29.
His alleged wife, Sussy Nandama, recently obtained a court order blocking Sumbi’s burial until she and her three children would be incorporated in the committee organising Sumbi’s interment.
According to Sussy, she and Sumbi lived together as husband and wife for 20 years, and that the law recognises her as Sumbi’s spouse.
The aggrieved party claims that another woman, Yvonne Tunai, and Sumbi’s relatives have conspired to lock her (Sussy) out of the burial plans and property succession.
“I do not recognise Yvonne as my co-wife,” she told K24 Digital outside the Kakamega Funeral Parlor on Saturday morning (November 7).
“I understand there is a plot by Yvonne, my late husband’s family and the County Government of Kakamega senior officials to block me from inheriting my spouse’s property,” added Sussy.
Kakamega Senior Principal Magistrate, Hazel Wandere, had issued an order blocking the burial of Sumbi until Sussy’s case filed at the court seeking recognition as the deceased’s legal wife is heard and determined.
The matter is coming up for hearing on November 17, 2020.