There was drama at the interment ceremony of Kiambu Tycoon Jonathan Mukundi’s burial on Thursday, August 12.
This is after his close friends and family called upon women to stop stressing their husbands.
During the burial held in his rural home in Kanyoni, Kiambu County, Ibrahim Maina, a friend to the deceased, stated that some men were under intense marital-related stress that would lead to unprecedented actions.
The late Mukundi reportedly fatally shot his wife Philomena Njeri, before he turned the gun on himself, taking his own life.
“To the men, I want to say to you that it is not every bird that can be caged. Hence, don’t allow yourself to be pressured until you die by suicide,” stated Maina.
“Let us talk to each other about these things, away from the women. To the women, please stop stressing us because we just want peace. Sometimes we even cheat on our beautiful wives because of such issues.”
In addition, Maina urged the media to do proper due diligence before publishing any story, stating that some of the information published was wrong.
“To the media, you really hurt us. It is good to talk to close friends when sourcing for your story, we would have told you the truth. We are not perfect, and for Mukundi, I cannot condemn him. He was under a lot of pressure,” Maina continued.
Maina’s words were reiterated by Inooro FM presenter, Njoroge Githinji, who was also a friend to the deceased. He stated that women needed to stop pressuring their husbands and giving them undue stress.
“We are not able to persevere with the stress. May the souls of Njeri and Mukundi rest in peace and for us that remain, let us make sure that a repeat of the same does not happen,” Githinji stated.
The deceased is survived by two children who jetted into the country to attend their father’s burial.
Njeri was buried at her parents’ home in Kianjege village, Kirinyaga County on Tuesday, August 10.
Though the family revealed that Njeri was married to Gachunga in 2010, they shied from detailing more about the couple’s life.
“Njeri started a small business in Kiambu town and afterwards worked with her husband until she died.”
“She lived a happy and adventurous and happy life. She died at the age of 30,” the eulogy described her work and death – without referring to the unfortunate circumstances of her death.