A widow staged a protest by sitting in her husband’s grave on Thursday after police allegedly released a man who was suspected to have killed the husband.

NairobiNews reports that the incident occurred at Wanyororo cemetery in Buhati, Nakuru county, Kenya.

Mary Wangari with a brother-in-law protest in the grave dug for Edward Mwangi

According to reports, 33 year-old Edward Mwangi was found murdered in a farm in the area after being stabbed eight times on December 3, 2018.

The main suspect is said to have surrendered himself to the police and also presented a knife he used to kill the deceased.

However, Mwangi’s family claims the suspect was released the same day – a development which did not pleased them as the bereaved family.

On Thursday, the widow Mary Wangari led a group of friends and relatives in demanding the arrest of the suspect before the burial could proceed.

They also vowed that no burial will take place until the suspect is arraigned in court.

“We will not allow the funeral to take place until we get an explanation why the main suspect was released,” said the widow.

A rival group had dug a grave at the Wanyororo cemetery on Thursday and wanted to proceed with the burial.

The deceased, a father of two and footballer in a local club, is said to have engaged in a scuffle with the suspect who claimed he was dating his wife before stabbing him to death.

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