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Cemetery row as County,residents lock horns - 3 months ago, 26 Apr 03:00

Kamau Maichuhie

There was chaos at a public cemetery in Thika Town yesterday as residents pulled down a wall the county government is constructing.

Residents of the nearby Ziwani, Ofafa, Jamhuri and Starehe estates said they feared the cemetery, near General Kago Road, was being fenced off in a calculated move to grab the land.

This was the second time they were demolishing the fence.

They termed the move as being disrespectful to the dead, most of whom, are their relatives.

The residents also wondered why the perimeter wall was being constructed at night, saying those behind it have ill motives.

“We cannot allow this to happen. We will not just sit back and watch some heartless people grab cemetery land pretending they are fencing it off to protect it. We will resit them,” said Mary Wangari, a resident.

She added: “We have information some people have already shared out the ...
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