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New twist, as confusion rocks the burial of musician Wanjaro with body intercepted by police on his way to Nairobi

New twist in the death of the veteran Kikuyu musician Irungu Wanjaro junior who allegedly committed suicide with his lifeless body retrieved from Masinga dam a week ago.

According the an alleged suicide noted left behind by the deceased, he committed suicide over unsettled debt of over Ksh. 700,000 that got him depressed.

Besides the inconsistencies in the alleged suicide note he left behind, the family is currently confused on where and when he will be buried.

This is after the police yesterday intercepted a vehicle that was ferrying the remains of Wanjaro on its way to Kenyatta National hospital mortuary in Nairobi.

The driver of the said vehicle was apprehended at Kenol police station for interrogations by police after receiving a tip from Embu level 5 hospital that the family had a burial permit but instead chose to drive the body all the way to another mortuary.

After their interception they found those who were transporting the body had the burial permit then they called Makutano police station where the file on investigations of his death and found nobody had complaint over transportation of the body.


“We got information that the body was on the way to Nairobi then we intercepted the vehicle but we found they had burial permit and no complaints had been placed to any police station barring the transfer of or burial of the body.

We even talked to the father of the deceased who said they agreed and gave the deceased’s wife go-ahead to bury his husband,” Shikondi said.

Shikondo further revealed that they released the body after verifying the documents and contacting the father of deceased.


The deceased is alleged to be part of the wider Wanjaro family who colluded to disinherit his late brother’s wife Maurine Atieno Wanjaro after the death of George Wanjaro in February 2007.

In a recent interview with Tuko’s Lyn Ngugi, Mourine Atieno divulged that she lost everything they toiled for with her husband including a car, house and land pushing her into looking for an alternative shelter.

She blamed it all on the tribal animosity between the Kikuyu and Luo communities, with Kenyans now speculating that Irungu’s bad deeds to the brother’s widow have come to haunt him at his death.

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