Kabarnet high court has ordered the exhumation of a body that was buried at Koroto day secondary school a fortnight ago. The family of the deceased and the school have been having a land dispute ownership.
In her ruling Kabernet resident magistrate Vivian Amboko explained that the family knew the existing land dispute and should have waited for resolution before entering the diseased.
“Though the respondent claimed that their clan buried their dead at night I doubt how genuine they are. The respondents were aware of the pending dispute. To avoid confrontation with the school’s authorities they opted for night burial.
“This is not right, the remains of the disease in a school compound remain a nuisance as put by the public health officer. It is not relevant whether they are on the primary section or the secondary section of the school. It remains a nuisance and must be removed.” Read part of the ruling.
Speaking after the ruling the school’s lawyer Javan kipikwei said justice has been served.
“And i am happy to say that our application was successful, the school has been given orders to comply with the directive by the public health officer that the body be removed and be taken to an alternative suitable place. Either to be provided by the family of the deceased or if the family is not willing to provide an alternative place then the body has been directed that it be buried in a public cemetary.
However the family spokesperson Edna Chebon displayed dissatisfaction noting that already three persons had been burried in the land terming the ruling unfair. The deceased who died on the 23rd last month and buried three days later at night and his grave cemented left coroto village.