September 10, 2010 – A court in Thika is due to decide today on the date and venue for the burial of the late music diva, Queen Jane.
The ruling is due to be delivered more than two and a half months since the musician passed away after an illness.
Queen Jane’s family wanted her buried at their home in Muranga, while her husband James Mburu demanded that the she be laid to rest at their farm in Gatundu.
Mburu went to court a week after the late celebrity passed on, trying to block her family from making the burial arrangements.
He obtained a restraining order and asked for a permanent order to prevent his in-laws from interring Queen Jane’s remains at her maternal home.
Mburu claims that Jane Nyambura Ciira’s family has excluded him from all funeral arrangements, and yet she was his legally wedded wife.
He says he married Queen Jane under the Kikuyu customary law in June 2001 and later solemnised the marriage, under the Christian Marriage Act.
During the case hearings, Mburu had claimed that his wife’s body was transferred from the Lang’ata hospital mortuary without his knowledge.