A Juja millionaire will be buried on the boundary that separates his two homes, where his two wives’ live.
To allow them to share their lover even in death, each woman will donate a tiny part of land on either side of the fence where the grave would be dug.
Christopher Mbote, a rich Kiambu businessman, resided with his two wives on a two-and-a-half-acre prime tract of land in Juja town, divided by a wooden fence.
Following his death on January 16, this year, the first wife, Margret Waithera, is claimed to have begun burial arrangements, including digging his grave in her yard, to the exclusion of the second wife, Anne Njeri.
Njeri then petitioned the court to halt the funeral on Friday, January 27, alleging a lack of participation in the burial plans.
After days of a court battle, Thika Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo intervened, urging a truce between the two parties.
“If we start hearing this matter in court owing to your obstinate views, it may take months to complete, and your spouse would rot at the mortuary. “If the issue is the burial place, why can’t you all come to an agreement because no family is greater than the other?” urged the magistrate.