Drama in Naivasha as family exhumes the body of their daughter for resurrection prayers

There was drama in a Naivasha estate after a family sought the services of two religious leaders to pray for their daughter who died a few weeks ago so that she can come back to life.

Residents of Karati village in the lake side town were left in shock and fear following the bizarre incident by the worshipers from one of the evangelical churches.

Drama started after a woman whose one year old daughter died last month following an accident arrived in the village and began exhuming the remains of her child accompanied by two pastors.

Soon after, villagers who saw the incident gathered at the scene where the group that was undeterred by the large gathering continued with the exhumation process.

Once done, the woman who was wailing uncontrollably removed the body of her daughter from the coffin and together with the clergymen began praying for her to ‘rise’ from the dead.

One of the residents in noticing the activity was illegal alerted the local chief who arrived with police who arrested the woman, her sister and two pastors carrying out the ceremony.

Area chief Samuel Ng’ang’a termed the incident as illegal saying police were handling the matter and the body had been taken to Naivasha hospital mortuary.

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

According to a resident Peter Kimani, this was a bizarre incident as they have never heard of anybody having been brought back to life in the area.

Kimani said the woman was suffering from depression adding that she required counseling for her to accept the situation that her only child had died and was buried.

“These are some of the churches that are misleading its followers that they can even raise someone who has died and this is totally wrong,” he said.

The woman who did not want to talk to the media as she kept on hiding her face said she believed her daughter did not die and was ‘mistakenly’ buried.

She said her faith would bring her child back to life and wondered why the large 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 go home together”, she told the media who visited the area.

-Anthony Gitonga