A man who reportedly died in an accident in August and was ‘buried’ few months after has returned home, sending mixtures of shock and joy to the members of his family.
The man, Vincent Oyugi, lives in a rented house in the outskirts of Narok Town. His family was told that he died in an accident in August as he was in a pick-up delivering vegetables to a local market when the vehicle veered off the road and killed three people working on a nearby farm.
Daily Nation reports that the news of his death sparked off funeral arrangements, which resulted into the collection and burial of a body thought to be Oyugi’s on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
Accordng to his mother,an autopsy and identification of the body was done at the Narok County Hospital before they were granted permission to take it for burial.
She further added that, no DNA tests were done because of the damage done to the remains. She said: “The body was in bad shape and we were convinced that it belonged to my son, so we proceeded to make burial arrangements, upon which we buried him on 4th December last year."
But on Tuesday, January 3rd, the man who was presumed dead walked into his family compound in, Masaba South Sub-County, Kisii County. Quizzed on how he survived, he said: “It is true I was in the vehicle but I jumped out shortly before it rolled, I got a scratch but walked away shocked and did not come back to the scene."
He said he has been at his residence and was not aware of what his family heard about him. The family is still struggling to accept the reality as they look closely at him to make sure it is really him.
Oyugi’s uncles, Mose Ombeche and Samuel Ombogo, said the news of the resurrection had seriously surprised them. Ombogo also said tradition demands that a resurrected man should be cleansed before allowing him into the house.
“In such circumstances, he would not be allowed home until certain rites are conducted, we will have to first buy a white male chicken or white goat. They will be killed and eaten by the family to cleanse him. When the body that is buried here is exhumed, we will put the innards of the white goat into the grave to cleanse the family.”
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