Residents of a village in Baringo County woke up to a shock after a family buried their kin outside a classroom in a local school and cemented the grave in the dead of night.
Paul Kipchapas, who died on March 23rd, was interred outside a classroom at Koroto Day Secondary School on Friday.
It is alleged that they cemented the grave to stop villagers from exhuming his body but the family insists it is in line with wish.
Reports indicate the family of the deceased is entangled in a land dispute with the school’s management and is currently camping at the institution.
Koroto Day Secondary School was built after local professionals joined hands and raised Sh3 million intending to help children from poor backgrounds in Baringo North continue with their studies.
Kipchapas’s family says he donated the land where a primary school is built but the parcel on which the secondary school stands was “aggressively grabbed.”
One of the deceased’s sons told the local media that they buried their father as per his wishes.
“He said we bury him at his birthplace and cement his grave. He donated the land for the erection of the primary school, not the secondary,” he said.
The family has vowed not to relent until justice prevails.