By REBECCA KUKU
JENELYN Kennedy, the 19-year-old mother-of-two whose death at home a fortnight ago sparked public outrage, will be laid to rest on Friday.
Family spokesman Thomas Opa confirmed yesterday that the funeral service at the Rev Sioni Kami Memorial Church in Port Moresby at noon will be followed by her burial at the 9-Mile cemetery.
Jenelyn’s lifeless and battered body was left at the Port Moresby General Hospital by three men who came in a vehicle then left hurriedly.
Her partner Bosip Kaiwi is facing a charge of wilful murder and currently detained at the Bomana Prison.
Opa said her body would be taken from the funeral home on Thursday to the family residence to overnight before her funeral.
“The family will move her body/casket on Thursday afternoon from the Funeral Home at Erima to overnight at the family residence, then proceed to the funeral service on Friday,” he said.
The funeral service is expected to start around noon.
“However, for those who wish to attend the service, we invite you to come prior to that time,” Opa said.
He said the Kings Men Gospel Group will start with praise and worship from 10am.
“The funeral service is expected to end at 3pm and the casket will be transported (accompanied by the cortege) to her final resting place,” Opa said.
“We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for you condolences, prayers, encouragement, support, love and kindness during this time of great pain and sorrow.
“The nation has now awaken.
“You all are truly angels fighting for a greater cause.”
By REBECCA KUKU