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Shock as pastors and bereaved mother exhume daughter’s body, buried two weeks ago

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On December 23, Esther Waceke died in an accident. The death of the one-year-old girl hit her family hard but they appeared to accept the painful reality and Waceke was buried on Boxing Day.

The girl’s mother, however, could not come to terms with the demise of her third-born daughter. In her deep pain, she met with two self-professed men of God and a shocking plan was hatched.

Yesterday, the residents of Karati village in Naivasha woke to a bizarre spectacle where the woman and her two helpers hired a local youth to exhume Waceke’s body.

As word spread and the number of bewildered spectators swelled, the exhumer continued to work undeterred as the mother wailed uncontrollably.

When the coffin was finally pulled free from the earth and opened, the mother reached in and removed her daughter’s body. The two men stepped closer and the three of them started praying for Waceke’s resurrection.

Alarmed residents

By this time some of the alarmed residents had already alerted the authorities. Chief Samuel Ng’ang’a arrived in the company of police officers who arrested the woman, her sister and the two men.

The woman, who tried to keep her face hidden and refused to answer questions from the media, said she believed her daughter did not die and that she was ‘mistakenly’ buried.

She said her faith would bring her child back to life and wondered why the crowd was watching instead of praying with her.

“Stop asking me questions and instead join me at the grave as we pray for my daughter to wake up so that we can go home together,” she said.

Mr Ng’ang’a said the exhumation was illegal and that police were handling the matter. He added that Waceke’s body was taken to Naivasha Hospital mortuary.

“The woman is yet to come to terms with the loss of her daughter. Some men who claim to be religious leaders have taken advantage of the situation,” the chief said.

Peter Kimani, a resident, described the incident as bizarre and added that they had never heard of anybody being brought back to life in the area.

Mr Kimani said it was possible the woman was suffering from depression and that she would require counselling to accept that her child had died and had been buried

.“These are some churches that are misleading their followers that they can raise someone who has died. This is wrong,” he said.This is not the first time that grieving relatives have attempted to resurrect their loved ones.

In March 2017, Robinson Karumba and seven members of his Eagles Wings Prophetic Ministry in Embu turned up at a morgue and requested to pray for a ‘sleeping’ woman to wake up.

The woman was Karumba’s wife, Pollyrose Ng’endo, who had died while receiving treatment for tuberculosis at a hospital in Kirinyaga.

They locked themselves inside Gakwegori mortuary and prayed for Ng’endo’s resurrection from 11am as they poured anointing oil on the body.

“We don’t believe in what they are doing but we have allowed them to proceed with their prayers. They have been praying for the past three hours and they seem indefatigable,” said Gladys Murugi, one of the morgue attendants.

And in 2010, worshippers at the Kingdom Seekers Fellowship Church in Nakuru held daylong prayers for the resurrection of two pastors who had perished in a road accident on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

“We shall not bury them. We need them back to keep the church strong. Their work here on earth is not yet done,” said one of the pastors, John Kimani.

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Uhuru, Ruto on lunch date a day after controversial appointment of Matiang’i

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, on Wednesday, shut down dispute rumours with a lunch date in Mombasa.

Uhuru hosted Ruto for a Swahili lunch merely a day after he re-organized his cabinet seemingly trimming down responsibilities for his deputy.

The meeting was reportedly a closed door one in which the two intended to discuss the President’s recent appointments that sparked talks all across the country.

On Tuesday, Uhuru appointed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i as the new chairman for National Development Implementation Technical Committee.

 

Matiang’i, a brash go-getter, was tasked with supervising all state projects including the all-important Big 4 Agenda.

As the Chairperson, Matiang’i will also answer directly to President Uhuru.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mombasa residents shortly after the meeting

This prompted several leaders to react to the changes including Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, a close ally of Ruto, who sarcastically congratulated Uhuru on his move.

 

 

“Congratulations to President Uhuru for the Exec Order 1 of 2019 and to my friends CSs Matiang’i and Henry Rotich for the additional responsibilities.

“We look forward to a more co-ordinated service delivery and greater accountability to the people of Kenya. God bless you William Ruto,” posted Murkomen.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto shortly after the meeting
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PHOTOS: See what Ruto and Uhuru did just a day after cabinet shakeup

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Deputy President William Ruto for a Swahili lunch date in Mombasa.

This is a day after announcing a cabinet re-organization that diluted the influence of Mr Ruto.

The president had on Tuesday issued Executive Order No 1 2019 that named Interior Secretary Fred Matiang’i as chairman of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.

Dr Matiang’i’s  super role of providing ‘supervisory leadership” in national government programmes and projects has been seen as the president’s effort to remove his deputy from the inspection and management of key government projects.

Deputy President William Ruto is driven away after his lunch date with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to his supporters after having lunch at Barka restaurant in Mombasa

 

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta waves to his supporters after having lunch at Barka restaurant in Mombasa

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Massive jigger infestation turns widow’s life into hell

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Jelia Makomba, an 80-year-old granny who was once a strong woman who could run her errands unhindered is battling a massive jigger infestation on her feet that has grounded her.

According to her elder son James Abina Kabinga, the family has given up, deeming her problem mysterious and incurable.

Makomba who comes hails from Bochiroche village, North Mugirango in Nyamira county, is currently at Nyamira County Referral Hospital where she was dumped by well-wishers,

Villager Joel Ondieki says the community disowned the octogenarian and no one wanted to be associated with her.

Nyamira Level Five Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Samuel Ombati confirms Makomba’s condition which was caused by jigger infestation is manageable.

 

Area County Health executive Douglas Bosire says about 2,000 homesteads are affected by the parasites.

Source: People Daily

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