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Kenya: Fans flee with pop star’s body to mourn his death

Fans mourning Abenny Jachiga’s death in his hometown blocked the lowering of his body into the ground.

Police in Kenya are being accused of heavy-handed tactics after firing tear gas at mourners trying to stop the funeral of popular singer Abenny Jachiga.

The government has ordered burials as soon as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.