Fans of Kenyan musician prevent burial under ‘swift’ COVID-19 rules

Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police last Friday (June 12) to prevent the swift burial of popular musician Abenny Jachiga in the western city of Kisumu.

Rules imposed for suspected cases of COVID-19 require bodies to be buried within 48-hours of death with only five relatives in attendance.

Fans carried off his body, demanding that he should be accorded a decent send-off ceremony befitting his status in the society.

Benard Omondi, a fellow musician was among the protesters: “Be…

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