A Kiambu family that is seemingly divided on the marital status of their kin ran two parallel obituaries in a local newspaper.
According to information on the two separate obituaries, the bone of contention appears to be whether Lt. Col. (Rtd.) David Njoroge Mwaura was married to two wives or he divorced the first wife.
In both obituaries, the message is a replica of the other save for where the marriage status of the deceased is written.
A woman identified as Eunice Wanjiku is recognized in one obituary as the first wife to the deceased, but in the other, she is labelled as an ex-wife.
Son of the late Kenneth Mwaura Kimani and the late Hellen Wanjiru of Giathieko village, Githunguri Sub County, Kiambu County. Beloved husband to Alice Nyambura and Ex-husband to Eunice Wanjiku,” the first obituary reads in part.
The second obituary reads: “Son of the late Kenneth Mwaura Kimani and the late Hellen Wanjiru of Giathieko village, Githunguri Sub County, Kiambu County. Beloved husband to Eunice Njeri and Alice Nyambura”.
The deceased died on August 19 after a short illness. Burial is set for Thursday, August 26.