Two co-wives who were fighting to bury their wealthy husband have been ordered by a Thika court to do it on a boundary between their two neighboring parcels of land.
Prominent Kiambu businessman Christopher Mbote died last week on Monday at 78 after a long illness. He left behind 13 children; seven with his first wife Margarete Waithira and six with Anne Njeri. He had declared in his last wishes that he wanted to be buried at his farm in Gatundu where he had built houses for his two wives.
His second wife, Njeri however went to court to stop the businessman’s burial saying that he had not been involved in the preparations yet he had six children with the deceased.
Thika Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo has ordered the two women to bury their husband on a boundary between their parcels of land. The Magistrate also ordered that the grave should be dug equally from both sides of the land and that both parties should have ease in accessing the graveyard.
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“The Court orders that the deceased Christopher Mbote be buried on a parcel of land known as LR13537/101. That the place of burial shall be excised from the mother title and a separate title thereof shall be issued in the joint names of the two wives,” ordered the Magistrate.
The deceased will be buried on February 3