Villagers of Buranga in Bujumba, Kakamega County are in shock after a 45 year old Man exhumed his wife’s body who was buried three months ago.
Villagers told the Media they cannot determine what exactly propelled Patrick Onyango to make such decision.
“Am a neighbor to Onyango. We are shocked. His wife died three months ago; surprisingly he has come and exhumed the body. We cannot understand up to now why he decided to do so. To our custom, it’s what we hear in their palaces. Today we have witnessed it here,” Said a clan Elder.
According to the customs, Villagers say it’s a taboo to exhume a body once buried. The act has never been witnessed in their area since.
“I was riding on a motorbike. I saw a crowd, Moving close I saw a man digging a grave where his wife was buried three months ago. He removed the coffin put it on the ground, removed the lid and the decomposed body was inside stinking,” Said Charles Omondi the Nyumba Kumi Chairman.
Up to now nobody has established nor understood why the man decided to exhume the body in such ugly state.
The man was picked by the Bumula Butula Police officers where he is currently held for further questioning.