There was drama during Monica Kimani’s burial held on Friday in Gilgil, Nakuru County after “fake mourners” stole from others present at the funeral.
According to her father, Bishop Paul Ngarama, at least 20 smart phones and several handbags were made away with.
“Why would fake mourners take advantage of Monica’s death and inflict more psychological injuries on the family by stealing people’s valuables even before we buried my beloved daughter?” Ngarama told the Nation.
He also noted that he was forced to give a mourner Sh7,000 whose smart phone was stolen on the said day.
“I was forced to go to my pocket, and give the young woman Sh7,000 to buy another phone because I felt it was not fair for her to go home minus her phone after coming from far to mourn with my family,” he said.
During the funeral attended by the deceased’s friends from South Sudan and Kenya, he said, people taking advantage of the situation sold Monica’s pictures at Sh50 each.
“Many people bought the pictures because they thought it was a family project,” he added.
Mr Ngarama, who mourned his daughter as an ambitious young woman said that one South Sudan national lost an expensive iPhone. He advised all those who lost their valuables to report the cases to the police.
Monica was found dead in her house in Kilimani by her brother.
Police have in custody two people; Joe Irungu and his fiancee Jacque Maribe who will be arraigned in court today (Monday).
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