Mastermind Tobacco Kenya Chairman and billionaire Wilfred Murungi was buried yesterday in a so-secret funeral attended by 20 people only.
Villagers and distant relatives were kept off the burial at Kiurani Village in Tharaka Nithi County. Police were hired to chase away uninvited guests.
Interestingly, it is the saw way his wife Joyce Ithiru Murungi was buried in 2012 in an event attended by about 40 people and Murungi did not attend.
During wife’s burial Murungi escorted the body from Nairobi to the village then handed it to his children and drove back.
It is claimed he respected the wishes of her wife. He came to see her grave later in their palatial home in the village.
It is unclear if the two burials were sort of rituals but they have become the talk of village in Tharaka.
His body arrived in a chopper as his four children followed closely in another chopper. Even high-profile people were not invited. (Watch Video Below).
“Even police deployed to offer security were more than mourners. We don’t understand why he preferred such a burial. He helped this area so we wanted to offer him a heroic sendoff. What happened is not our tradition” a local said.