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Body exhumed after 'complaining' about grave site

02 June 2015, 10:38 David Wekesa

Bungoma - Shock gripped residents of Siloba village in Kanduyi constituency as the body of a 13-year-old boy buried a year ago was exhumed after he “spoke” to his parents through dreams saying that he was uncomfortable with his burial site.

The dramatic incident occurred in the sleepy village on Friday evening after the family of the late Derrick Wafula obtained a court order from Bungoma magistrate Christopher Yalwala to exhume the body following what they said were persistent dreams from the late.

The dad of the deceased, Fredrick Wanjala had told court that he had only bought the parcel of land after migrating  from Kitinda village.

He further told court that no sooner had he settled at his new home that his son was killed under mysterious circumstance by what he believed were hostile neighbours.

“In the dreams, my son tells me that he was killed by neighbours and he cannot rest in the vicinity of his killers,”said Fredrick.

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Fredrick said that following the persistent dreams from his son, he decided to migrate back to his Kitinda ancestral village leaving behind the grave of his son in Siloba village.

He however said that his son still followed him, asking him to transfer him to their ancestral home of Kitinda.

The family was escorted by police and they exhumed the body to the surprise of many villagers, with his father saying that that was the only way to give his son peace.

Immediately after exhuming his remains and reburying them where he always wanted, there was a heavy downpour signifying that he was not at peace according to the cultural beliefs of the community.

Fredrick is however a disturbed man because he says though he can’t prove who the killers of his son are, he has always revealed them in dreams.

He called on the killers of his son to come and apologise in tandem with the Bukusu traditions or else risk being haunted by the spirits.

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