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Husband buries City Park shooting victim he accused of cheating on him

The woman who was shot dead by police after police opened fire on her and her nephew at City Park, Nairobi, was buried at her husband’s home in Murang’a County on Thursday.

Janet Wangui Kirubi died instantly in the May 20 incident, after the police fired on them for allegedly ignoring an order to stop.

Her nephew, Mr Bernard Chege, narrowly escaped death and is nursing bullet wounds in hospital.

In a three-hour ceremony that started at noon, speakers described Ms Kirubi as a dynamic businesswoman who has left an indelible  mark .

Many of them also asked her her husband, Mr George Kirubi, to take care of their three sons, who have been hard hit by their mother’s death.

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Meanwhile, her best friend, Dr Rose Njoki, said Ms Kirubu had shared with her a lot of information that, had it been thoroughly discussed, might have averted her death.

“I feel that if we had talked more, her death would not have happened,” Dr Njoki said.

“And again we know people for different reasons. Personally, I knew her as a staunch Seventh Day Adventist Christian  who had firm values on Christianity. I have, indeed, lost a trusted friend,” she said amid sobs.

The Kirubis’ first born, Leon Gathima, 13, eulogized his mother as a wise woman who was always happy for them.

EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE

In an emotional tribute, he said losing his mother was the hardest thing in his life.

“We don’t know what to do, mom. We never thought we would lose you. Where we will go from here we still have no clue,” he said.

The family’s spokesman, Jomo Waiyaki, said they did not blame anyone for her s death.

Ms Kirubi was 41 and had been married to  Mr Kirubi for 17 years as a second wife. She was buried 800 metres from Mr Kirubi’s palatial home.