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Till Death Kenyan couple who were married for 76 years buried in the same grave

A coupled in Kenya who were married for 76 years were buried when they died just 3 days apart.

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Coffins the couple were buried in play

Coffins the couple were buried in


The maxim, 'Till Death Do You Part', has not played out for a Kenyan couple, Malonza Ngambi and Elizabeth Mukeli, who had been married for 76 years, as they were buried in the same grave after they died few days of each other.

The couple who reportedly met in 1940 and got married shortly after, were said to have had  6 children, 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. At the time of their death, Ngambi, was said to be 101 years while Mukeli was 94 years old.

A family member who spoke at the joint funeral, reportedly said:

“The two were inseparable; in fact if one fell sick, the other would follow suit. Malonza died after a short illness, his wife died three days later. It is as if he went to prepare a way for her high up in the heavens.” 

Before they died, Ngambi and Mukeli had told their family to bury them side by side, as if they knew they would go at the same time. The couple was buried side by side, their caskets bearing the same color and make as they had willed.

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