Days after serial killer Masten Wanjala’s family disowned him for fear of curses, elders from Bukusu community have come out to reveal what can be done to the body to avoid the curses.
According to them, the killer’s body can be buried by the banks of any river to make the family safe. Isaac Misiko an elder who addressed the media said the only way to ensure the family’s safety from curses is by burying their son away from home.
“The only option for the family is to bury the body of Wanjala away from the homestead and along a river bank,” said Misiko while addressing the media. He added that he should be put in his grave at night.
He said rituals should be performed before he is buried so that evil spirits that might haunt the family are done away with.
According to Misiko, burying someone near the river means that the family will forget about what he did in the past, as the memories will be driven downstream.
He also said before his body is picked from the morgue, one is expected to engage him in talks at his native home. What follows then is being spilled with some concoction to cleanse him and the whole family.
Misiko further said the person who will have conversations with Wanjala will be gifted with a bull and while leaving the compound, he is expected not to look behind until he arrives home.
This comes three days after Wanjala’s family disowned him, saying they will not lay him to rest and asked the government to bury him instead.
The self-confessed serial killer who said he had ended lives of more than ten children was lynched by locals in the evening of Thursday, October 14.
“As a family we are not ready in any way to bury him as it might bring curses and that will not be good to the family,” Robert Watila, father to Masten Wanjala said.
He said this after the whole family missed his post-mortem which was done at Bungoma County Referral Hospital.