Police in Kisumu buried celebrated ohangla musician Bernard Onyango Obonyo, popularly known as Abenny Jachiga, on Saturday. Jachiga, who died on Thursday, was buried at around 2am in a quick exercise witnessed only by his younger brother Austin Omondi was allowed to witness the burial.
This happened after hundreds of mourners managed to stop Jachiga’s burial scheduled for Saturday claiming they needed more time to view the body and pay their last respects before the musician was laid to rest.
The mourners filled the grave and carried the coffin back to the mortuary for burial the following day in line with what they called proper protocols befitting the late music icon. However this was not to be as police sneaked back to the home in the dead of the night after the curfew, picked Austin and drove with him to the mortuary to collect the casket for burial.
This did not go down well with the youths who were disappointed that the late musician had been laid to rest against their wishes. Their attempts to exhume the body for a proper burial were however thwarted by Jachiga’s mum and wife who sat on the grave throughout the day.