Kenyans woke up to a shocking “death and funeral” announcement featuring the photo of business tycoon and NASA supporter Jimmy Wanjigi published on the Nation newspaper obituaries.
The slightly tweaked advertisement appearing on paper’s Wednesday edition bears a description similar to the tycoon, but refers to him as “Wanjagi” instead of “wanjigi”
The details of the family members,residence and the even the name of one of his business directly reflect to Jimmy Wanjigi.
Surprisingly, the burial was to happen on February 6, 2018 but the advert ran on February 7, 2018.“I was here the whole day yesterday; we didn’t have a funeral service. It has however been confirmed that there was no burial at the stated place on that particular date.
The Nation Media Group has so far apologized.
“Nation Media Group does not condone such publication, which goes against our editorial policy. We have taken immediate action against those responsible for the placement of the announcement, including reporting the matter to the police for further investigations.”