Drama was witnessed at Kitale Central Business District along the Kenyatta Street after the hearse carrying the body of a prominent person got stuck for about 30 minutes, attracting the attention of people.
The body, which was in a Mercedes Benz was then moved to a simple Toyota Hilux hearse before the procession, which was under a Salvation Army band, made progress.
Many town residents expressed consternation as to why the vehicle failed, it being significantly unusual for a body to ‘get stuck’ on its was to burial in the Luhya culture.
“We have never experienced such an incident. We watch such on TV and listen on radio but never came to see it,” said an eyewitness.
A Bukusu elder told K24 that the body might have ‘refused’ to go home because the person ‘responsible for its death’ was around or some his wishes had not been met.
“The body might have refused to move because the one behind hos death was within the vicinity, or that some of his wishes had not been fulfilled,” he said.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.