‘My own mother didn’t greet me over fear of contracting Covid-19,’ says Jalango

Kiss FM co-host Jalango was among people who had attended the burial of the late Charles Bukeko alias Papa Shirandula at his Busia home.

Papa died on Saturday at the Karen Hospital after succumbing to coronavirus.

Among the precautions taken during the burial is that people who had travelled from Nairobi were put in one tent to avoid contact with the locals.

Speaking about his experience during the Morning Kiss show, Jalango said,

‘MY OWN MOTHER DID NOT EVEN GREET ME, WALITUTOLEA MA THERMOMETER HUKO.

PEOPLE UPCOUNTRY BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE IN NAIROBI HAS COVID-19, HATA MATANGA HAWAKUJI KAMA KITAMBO.’

Here are five measures instituted at the much-publicized burial of Papa Shirandula that were to aid the spread of Covid-19.

1. Papa was laid to rest at Nanderema, Namisi-Bukeko village this morning under strict Covid-19 directives.

The body of the TV star was accompanied by two buses of mourners who were received by Busia county health officials.

They were all screened under strict Covid-19 protocols.
His body was carried in a hearse from Nairobi to his village in Busia, believed to be a distance of about 450 kilometres.

2. Those who accompanied Papa were not allowed to mingle and spent the rest of the night and morning in one tent.  Authorities asked locals not to mingle with them to avoid the spread of the disease.

Papa Shirandula

3. All the vehicles used for transport were fumigated as required by the strict Covid-19 directives.

4. His pall bearers were men in white hazmat suits. No one else was allowed to touch the coffin.

5.  Only 10 members of Papa’s family were allowed to be by his gravesite for the final rites. By 8:47 am his body had been lowered to the grave.

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