Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wanjiru's mother won't yet withdraw case on burial

By James Munyeki and Karanja Njoroge

The burial date of Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru remains uncertain after his mother denied reports a deal had been reached to withdraw a case blocking the ceremony.

Ms Hannah Wanjiru’s lawyers said that the family had decided that the case continues and await the court ruling.

Lawyers Gordon Ogolla and Wilfred Konosi termed as "inaccurate and premature" media reports that she had pledged to withdraw the case.

"We have consulted widely and advised her that the mater should be settled in court. That is why we did not withdraw the case," Ogolla told The Standard.