There was shock and disbelief in Gakindu village, Mukurwe-ini Nyeri County when a woman collapsed and died during her mother’s burial.
Family members and residents had gathered to bury 72-year-old Esther Wanjiru but ended up burying even her daughter Pauline Wangari.
Wangari, 30, was found dead at their home minutes after her mother’s coffin arrived for the funeral. It was reported that Wangari developed a strange behavior since her mother’s death on 3rd September and even spent most of her time sleeping on her mother’s bed since her demise.
“She was very close to her mother. They walked and did most things together,”
said Mr Jackson Muriuki, a member of the burial committee.
Wangari, who was suffering from epilepsy, is believed to have suffered shock that led to her death in the morning at around 11:30am.
Hours before her death it is said she took her medicine and asked for food from the kitchen before going back to the house. The family then immediately went for a burial permit from the chief and quickly contributed to bury the daughter. The mother and daughter were then laid to rest.
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