Residents of Kongela, kapenguria in Pokot were left in shock after a man wwhom they thought dead resurfaced in his funeral.
According to sources, women selling vegatables in the market were feeling a stench smell from the nearby bushes.
Upon checking the decomposing body, it resembled that of one Muriumeler.
“We experienced a strong odour from the bushes that keep increasing each day. We notified other residents and upon checking, we found a decomposing body resembling that of Muriumeler,” they said.
They informed the man’s family who went on to plan a funeral date for their ‘son.’
Muriumeler then decided to call his brother who worked nearby to confirm his fears.
“I was running my daily routine in Chepareria market when I noticed all the people I met from my village kept on telling me ‘pole‘ and revealed that people were mourning me in the village,” said Muriumeler.
He later decided to visit his village in Kongelai and true to his brothers words, the people were mourning him.
The man said he faced a rough time trying to convince his people that he was not dead as they kept saying it was his spirit that had visited them.
The police prevented the family from burying the body of the man they earlier thought to be Muriumeler.
Since then, the body is preserved at Kapenguria mortuary and is yet to be identified.