Village reeling from shock after 15-year-old boy’s grave exhumed at night in mysterious circumstances

By Paul Njau On Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 13:02 | < 1 min read
Unknown people on Monday night exhumed the grave, but did not steal Ian’s coffin, nor make away with his remains. [PHOTO: PAUL NJAU | K24 DIGITAL]
Unknown people on Monday night exhumed the grave, but did not steal Ian’s coffin, nor make away with his remains. [PHOTO: PAUL NJAU | K24 DIGITAL]
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    Ian Kamau Wanjiku, 15, was laid to rest at the Kamirithu public cemetery after allegedly succumbing to COVID-19.

Residents of Kamirithu Village in Limuru, Kiambu County woke up to a rude shock Tuesday when they found the grave of a 15-year-old boy, who was buried last Thursday, had been exhumed.

Ian Kamau Wanjiku was laid to rest at the Kamirithu public cemetery after allegedly succumbing to COVID-19.

Unknown people on Monday night exhumed the grave, but did not steal Ian’s coffin, nor make away with his remains.

The deceased’s aunt, Hannah Wambui, said the incident shocked them as family, given they do not know who raided the grave or the motive of their action.

Police officers from Togoni arrived at the scene and ascertained that Ian’s remains had not been removed.

The cops, thereafter, refilled the grave, promising to investigate the matter and bring perpetrators to book.

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