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Kenyan pastors refuse to officiate at burial of kidnapper

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Residents of a Kenyan village were shocked when local pastors refused to officiate at the burial of a kidnapper.

82-year-old Wangari Muturi Karanja and her nephew, Sammy Mwangi Kang’ethe, 26 were due to be buried on Friday.

But pastors in Irewa village from the Muranga County in Kenya refused to officiate at the burial of the kidnappers.

Karanja, Kang’ethe and another man from Njumbi village in Mathioya constituency were shot dead when armed police stormed their family home.

The police were in search of a victim, Margaret Waitherero from Samar village in Maragua who had been kidnapped by Karanja’s gang.

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The kidnappers had demanded ransom from the victim’s family before releasing her. reports that new set of pastors had to be called in from distanced community to officiate the burials.

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