Dorothy Ongera: US Gov’t Exhumes Body of Kenyan Woman Secretly Buried by Lover in 2020

  • Kenyan Dorothy Ongera reportedly drowned at her home in Texas and was hurriedly buried by her partner Obadiah Kinara
  • Her father filed a petition to exhume the body for an independent autopsy to confirm the allegations by Obadiah
  • He told the court that his daughter’s partner held no legal basis to inter the remains as the couple did not have a formal marriage

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The body of a Kenyan woman who died in Texas, US, in December 2020 has been exhumed to allow for a second autopsy.

Dorothy Ongera was buried by her boyfriend.
Dorothy Ongera died in December 2020. Photo: Diaspora Messenger.
Source: UGC

Dorothy Bosibori Ong’era, a mother of six who died under mysterious circumstances and was buried secretly by her boyfriend Obadiah Kinara.

The family of the deceased had been pushing for the exhumation at a US court which granted their prayers to a second opinion over what could have led or killed their kin.

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Accidental drowning

Bosibori had lost her life on December 28, 2020, through “accidental drowning” at a home she shared with Obadiah and her six children, three of them fathered by Obadiah.

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Her father David Ong’era filed a petition to prevail upon the court to exhume the body, claiming that his daughter’s body had been sneaked out of the morgue and buried without his consent.

He told the court that his daughter’s partner held no legal basis to inter the remains as the couple did not have a formal marriage.

“The only time I saw my daughter was on December 16. I was never allowed to view her body. All family members, including her children, were barred from the burial ceremony,” explained Ongera.

His request was granted by a Tarrant County court, allowing the police to exhume her remains from the Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

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“After the exhumation, there is no person with the powers to direct the cemetery as to the disposition and whether or not an autopsy shall be performed,” ordered the judge.

Insurance compensation

The besieged partner who had been the subject of suspicion over her death maintained that he was innocent.

According to him, his in-laws were out to paint him as a killer to lock him out of the insurance compensation.

I loved my wife and I’ve been deeply hurt and affected by the social media campaign orchestrated by my in-laws to create the impression that I had something to do with the death,” said Kinara.

By virtue of having three children and living together with Bosibori until her final day, Kinara is legally recognised as a next of kin therefore allowed to receive the payouts.

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Source: Tuko Breaking News


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