Court to rule on Rasta Kim’s burial site in Ki­tui

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

A court in Kyuso dis­trict, Ki­tui county, to­day will rule on who be­tween an un­cle and a step­fa­ther has the right to bury a pop­u­lar Kamba mu­si­cian. Rasta Kim, the head of Nza­lani Boys Band, was killed in Nairobi on Septem­ber 29. On Tues­day last week, Kyuso res­i­dent mag­is­trate John Aringo stopped Kim’s burial, which had been set for Saturday. He is­sued the in­junc­tion fol­low­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion by un­cle Muthui Mu­lonzya (pic­tured). Kim’s step­fa­ther Mwinzi Mu­laki, who lived with his mother Kithumba Mu­lonzya, wanted to bury him. The burial was to take place at Mu­laki’s Kaku­nike home in Ka­mu­wongo lo­ca­tion. Fol­low­ing an in­ter-party hear­ing to stop the burial on Wed­nes­day, Aringo said he would give a rul­ing to­day. Muthui said Mu­laki only lived with Kithumba and they were not legally mar­ried. He said Mu­laki did not pay dowry to ce­ment their union. Muthui said Mu­laki is not Kim’s bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther. Through lawyer Kya­nia Nzili, Mu­laki said he is Kim’s bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther and has ful­filled his parental obli­ga­tions. Kim was mur­dered in Kay­ole by an armed gang. The death of the bud­ding mu­si­cian was not only a blow to his fam­ily but his fans in Nairobi and Ukam­bani. A What­sApp group formed by his fans raised Sh560,000 in five days to meet funeral ex­penses.

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