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Kenya bans the tradition of professional mourners

Every Thursday and Friday, Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, grinds to a halt as hundreds of motorcyclists block the roads.

The reason? They are paid to mourn the dead and the louder their noise and the bigger the procession, the greater the honour for the deceased.

But now the local authorities have had enough and put a stop to the practice.

The BBC's Dennis Okari reports from Kisumu.

  • 06 Nov 2014
  • From the section Africa
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