The body of famous Kikuyu Musician Edward Irungu Wanjaro which was being ferried to Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary was held at Kenol police station for while.
This is after police officers intercepted a vehicle that was carrying the body.
According to Muranga South Subcounty police commander, Alexander Shikondi police officers had been tipped that the body had been moved from Embu level 5 hospital for Nairobi and that they wanted to pursue circumstances under which the body was released from the morgue.
He said after interception they found those who were transporting the body had the burial permit then they called Makutano police station where the file on investigations over the death of musician is and found nobody who had complained over transportation of the body.
“We got information that the body was on the way to Nairobi then we intercepted the vehicle but we found they had burial permit and no complaints had been placed to any police station barring the transfer of or burial of the body.
We even talked to the father of the deceased who said they agreed and gave the deceased’s wife go-ahead to bury his husband,” Shikondi said.
After verification of the documentation, the body was released from Kenol police station to proceed to the destination.
When the body was being released from Embu level 5 hospital mortuary after postmortem, the relatives said they were taking the body to Kenyatta University Mortuary but the burial permit which they were given at Embu level five showed that they were to bury the body at Makuyu.
The musician’s death was due to drowning according to the postmortem that was done today at Embu level 5 hospital mortuary.