November 21st 2017

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Mourning turns to celebration after man returns home days after his burial

Samuel Ngugi had disappeared from home in April and was reportedly involved in drug abuse. A month later, a decomposing body was found in a bush within the village. His father James Ngugi was certain that it was his lost son.

By Trizza Kimanitkimani@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 04 Jul 2017 15:05 EAT

Shock and panic turned to celebrations in a Kiambu family after their son returned home a week after they had buried a body believed to be his.

Samuel Ngugi, better known as ‘Macatha’, was buried  a week ago, only to come home  alive. His mother relived last Tuesday's funeral programme of  her 25-year-old son. Despite their happiness, the family was wondering whose body lay 6 feet under in Ngugi’s family compound. 

Samuel Ngugi had disappeared from  home in April and was reportedly involved in drug abuse. A month later, a decomposing body was found in a bush within the village. His father James Ngugi was certain that it was his lost son.

The family had struggled to raise fifty thousand  shillings for the coffin, food and printing the funeral programme. Her mother Hannah says a feeling of something amiss tagged at her maternal instincts. His close friend traced him at the Gikomba market, Nairobi after seeing him in a WhatsApp video.

Police say that they have to follow the due process before exhuming the body. “After a court order, an exhumation will be carried out.” The officer said

Elsewhere in the South Pokot sub-County, in Cheseret village a woman by the name Rosa Rotikari who is alleged to have died on 22nd of June, after being sick for about a month woke up to live after spiritual nourishment. This comes after her husband, Samson Rotikari, texted Prophet Owuor to come and pray for them. The husband said that the prophet responded with a three word “miracle text”, “It is well”. Two hours later Rosa woke up sneezing and coughing asking who has brought her back to life

Lucy Mwihaki contributed reporting for this article

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