A burial ceremony at Mumias, Kakamega County was brought to a standstill after a man was nabbed placing eggs inside the coffin of the deceased.
60-year old Benson Mumia, a resident of Lurambi was caught placing two eggs near the head of the deceased by a woman who had gone to check the deceased’s body before finally covering it in readiness for burial.
“I saw him with two eggs. He placed one on the left and the other on the right side of the deceased’s head,” said Jane Aseka, the witness
Aseka alerted other mourners who did not hesitate to pounce on Mumia subjecting him to a beating that left him with mild injuries.
It took efforts of the Bishop Simon Mlenya of the Faith Believers Church, who was presiding over the ceremony to calm the mourners.
“Ever since I was born I have never seen or heard a case like this one, we are suspecting he was involved in the death of the deceased considering her demise was abrupt,” said one of the mourners.
“This is pure superstition, he may have been responsible for the death of our mother,” another mourner remarked.
According to Josphert Shitsama, an elder of the community, the suspect may have been responsible for death of the deceased and for him to put the eggs was a way to prevent spirits from the deceased from tormenting him.