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Bad Neighbors? Murang’a Family Narrates How Neighbors Prevented Them From Burying Their Kin For Two Years

by Yahil Felix

A family from Gatuuma village in Kandara, Murang’a county says they are in distress for not being able to bury their kin two years after his death.

The family claims their is no road to access the village and they have to borrow neighbors to be allowed to access their homes.

The deceased’s brother, Michael Mwangi said that he passed on in 2019 but they were forced to return the body back to the morgue when their neighbors denied them to pass through their land.

Mwangi said this situation has led t pain and depression, leading to the death of another family member.

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He said that during the burial of their father seven years ago, the neighbors allowed the family and mourners to pass through their farms but later turned their back on them forcing the mourners to look for an alternative route after the ceremony having blocked the way.

He said that for the past 14 years, they have been making attempts to have an access road to their village demarcated to no avail.

Mwangi said they were told to get the first edition of the demarcation map that was doe in 1963. He sad that even after visiting the Survey headquarters of Kenya in Nairobi, they were told the map could not be traced.

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He said the map could have helped them identify where the access road was, a road he claims has been encroached by people who grabbed public land in the area.

Even after making several visits to lands office in Murang’a and Nairobi, they are given different answers.

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