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Drama at morgue as family fights for body



The row surrounding burial of former Nairobi Provincial Police Chief Timothy Muumbo whose body has been lying at a city morgue since 2015, is far from over.

Yesterday, a section of his family was stranded at Lee Funeral Home after the management declined to release Muumbo’s body for burial.

The former cop’s family has been squabbling over where to bury him with some of his children preferring he be laid at his ancestral home where his first wife was buried, while the other roots for another home where his second wife is buried.

Muumbo left an estate estimated at Sh1 billion. The body has accrued Sh4.7 million in mortuary fees. When the children of Muumbo’s first wife, Phiatah Muumbo, went to collect the body at the funeral home, they found that one of their own, firstborn Mwinzi Muumbo, who sides with the family of the second wife, had written to the morgue objecting to the collection of the body.

“Mwinzi said he was not party to the process of removing that body from Lee and that if the morgue released the body they would fight it for contempt of court. This is because there is an order saying that if the body is to be collected or disposed, the first born should lead the rest of the family in doing that,” Tom Ngeri, a lawyer for Lee Funeral Home told the Sunday Standard.

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“When the letter came to the client, we said that if that was the case, they needed to seek further clarifications because there is a very specific order on how the body is supposed to be removed.”

Colourful eulogy

When we spoke to Mwinzi yesterday, he said he did so because he was not aware that there was a funeral arranged. However, another brother, Alex Muumbo, claimed Mwinzi had been informed by elders sent to him a month ago and he declined to participate, claims Mwinzi dismissed.

At Lee, the children of the first wife were left clutching onto colourful eulogy booklets, which described their old man as “the lion of Nzatani”. A veteran policeman, Muumbo was among the first cadre of Kenyan police officers to be trained at the Scotland Yard, UK in the 1950’s.

“Today we finally say goodbye to our beloved father, grand-father and great grandfather…” the eulogy read. When he died in 2015, a controversial postmortem concluded that he died of heart attack. Suspicion ranged and in the process, a second one was ordered. The matter took a different trajectory when Muumbo’s organs were allegedly found missing, and a separate case took off.

“Because of that, there is a case against Dr Moses Njue and his son. An employee from Lee Funeral Home has given evidence in a criminal court that it was actually Njue who cut out the parts,” Mary Muigai, the lawyer for the first wife’s family told the Sunday Standard yesterday.

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Muigai said her clients were of the position that their father should be buried in his ancestral land in Nzatani, Mwingi. This is also in accordance with a 2016 court ruling which also directed that Mwinzi leads the rest in burying their father. Soon thereafter however, suits and counter suits on the same matter ensued, with one section obtaining stay orders against the decision.

Ngeri said the court order was specific on the collection and disposal of the body, and that Mwinzi , the first born, would lead the family.

“There have been other subsequent court orders, but all of them were referring to that main court order by HCCA no. 7 of 2016. Lee was not a party. Lee was supposed to implement what the family had agreed on,” said Ngeri.

He added that Lee was not opposed to releasing the body if the outstanding bill was settled. As a matter of fact, Lee had given them them the option to pay half and take the body, with the other half to be be paid within six months.


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‘The day I called him crying,’ How Papa Shirandula tried to save Wilbroda’s marriage



Comedian Wilbroda has revealed for the first time that the late Papa Shirandula saved her from being chased away by her ex-husband 10 years ago.

The mother of one says when her marriage hit rock bottom, her ex-husband told her to pack her things and leave without her then young baby.

Wibroda emotionally called Papa Shirandula who came to her house and calmed her then husband down. He allowed her to stay and look for a house but definitely move out.

Narrating the emotional story to Joyce Gituro on YouTube, Wilbroda said;

“The person who made him cool down is the late Papa shirandula coz I called him crying,” she said.

Papa came to our house and talked to him that he should allow me to stay.

He came and sat us down, I was in a mess crying because of all the shouting.

After Papa had gone, every day he would come and ask me, have you found a house?”

Papa Shirandula and Wilbroda

Wilbroda made the decision to finally move out after her ex husband shouted at her leaving her young baby shocked.

“I would beg him not to shout. One day he shouted at me mtoto wangu alishtuka and he was too young. I told myself this is not the environment.”

“I would go to a supermarket and buy things and leave them there.

God came through so much for me as I had gotten a mega deal that gave me good money.

“It was at the time that I became Papa’s neighbour because I told me to help me look for a house for me.

“He looked for a house near his family’s and that is how we became neigbours.”

Her advise to those in the abusive marriages is that it is sad especially when kids are involved.

“I always tell people to leave and do not wait to be unhappy. This is the only life you have. Make your life your heaven. You come first.”

Asked on whether the two are co-parenting, she said;

“We talk but about the baby. We have been having issues of how to raise the kid but the kid is mine. He is my child and so I don’t push too much. He is actually the last person I go to when I am in a problem.”


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‘Mzee Ojwang’s wife accused me of stealing her husband,’ Veteran Vitimbi actor Mama Kayai recalls



Aisha Khavere Matindo popularly known as Mama Kayai from popular TV series Vitimbi, which was the most-watched back in the 1990s is a force to reckon.

The actress, a former traditional dancer also acted in Vioja Mahakamani and recently Jungu Kuu. Mama Kayai played the role of the late Mzee Ojwang’s wife in Vitimbi.

Speaking in an interview with Jalang’o on how she got the role, she said,

Niikingia sikuwa bibi ya mzee Ojwang. nilianza kama customer, producer akasema mbona tusimjaribu huyu mama? Nikaweza then from their I got the role.


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Why I quit music to be a truck driver in the US – Nyashinski



Back in 2016 rapper Nyashinki’s music career was at it’s peak, he quit and relocated to the USA.

Nyashinki quit and started a career a a truck driver this was when his trajectory as a member of Kleptomaniacs was on the up and up.

Together with his family, the rapper, real name Nyamari Ongegu, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, despite being aware he was cutting short his career.

Speaking on his YouTube channel first episode, Nyashinski said life did not favour him while there.

“When we moved abroad, I had completely quit music. I was working back in the States as a truck driver,” he said.

“I used to drive a lorry, trying to survive.”

NyashinskiThe ‘Malaika’ hitmaker says the first two years he was in Delaware, then he moved to Michigan.

“That experience taught me a lot. Two things that were life-changing for me back then was one, when I was here, I was a star,” he said.

“People recognised me everywhere and we were doing what we loved. I moved from a place where I was known and getting a bit of favours here and there to a place where no one knows me.”

“No special treatment and you must work because you have to eat.”

Another major lesson he learned in the 10 years he was away was having people around you and conversations are very important.

“That was coupled with the fact I was used to having people around me to a lonely life of driving a truck,” he said.

“There you are alone for over 16 hours. You only stop to fuel, sleep, shower and use the bathroom. So you find yourself enjoying small conversations with people you meet for five minutes. At least it was a way from that cage.”

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He said the lines on the road even become hypnotising after a long distance and he looked at them, thinking about his life.

“I accepted that this is my life,” he said.


He says despite the hustles, he enjoyed living a normal life, where no one knew him. He could walk in a mall, on the roads and be normal.

The reason he came back to Kenya is after realising he was living a life that he felt he was not using his intelligence or exerting his passion and purpose.

“So back in the States, my friend told me to just go in studio and exert that pressure as a lyricist,” he said.

“I did not have to release the songs. But I found myself listening to a beat, creating a song and then wanting to perfect it and then I want people to listen. That is how I found myself back into the music world and came back home.”

Nyashinki has since been releasing hit after hit and recently, he released ‘Lucky You’ album, which he is still promoting.


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