20 May 2011

Kenyan court halts Wanjiru's burial

6:12 am on 20 May 2011

A Kenyan court has temporarily halted burial plans for the Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru until investigations into his death are complete.

Wanjiru's mother went to court to stop the burial arrangements, claiming her son's death involved foul play.

The 24-year-old Olympic champion died last weekend in a fall from the balcony of his home following a domestic dispute with his wife.