Family in Muhoroni Forced to Bury Kin at 4am After Breaking COVID-19 Rules

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Police in Muhoroni forcibly buried the remains of a 68-year-old woman on Friday night, after receiving reports that her family planned to hold an overnight vigil before her burial on Saturday.

According to county police chief Samuel Anampiu, officers alerted to the situation raided the late Risper Juma’s home in Kore village in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The security team stormed the house, led by Muhoroni DCC Benedict Munywoki, and ordered the family to dig a grave for their kin for immediate burial.

According to the police chief, the family violated COVID-19- protocols because the burial permit sought was for June 18.

According to the county’s health protocols, no corpse should be kept at home overnight before burial.

The kin was finally laid to rest at around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 19, with authorities stating that protocol breakers will not be tolerated.

This comes after the government reviewed COVID-19 containment measures in 13 counties within the Lake Basin region following a spike in the infection rate in the area.

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