Drama in Naivasha after preacher, woman found exhuming baby’s body


There was drama in Naivasha after a woman and a preacher were discovered exhuming the body of an infant to bring her back to life.

Residents of Karati village were shocked when the woman, whose one year old daughter died last month, arrived with religious leaders and began to dig out the child’s remains.

A large crowd immediately gathered at the scene curious to see what was going on.

When they were done digging, the woman who was wailing uncontrollably, removed the body of her daughter from the coffin.

She and her team then began to praying for the child to resurrect.

It is then that one of the residents alerted the local chief who arrived with police and stopped the bizarre session.

According to one Peter Kimani, the woman appeared depressed and she may require counselling to accept the death of her child.

Though the woman in question refused to talk to the media and even hid her face from the camera, she was heard repeatedly saying that she believed her daughter did not die but was ‘mistakenly buried’.

She added that her faith would bring the child back to life and wondered why so many people were so curious about what she was doing yet they were only praying.

Area chief Samuel Ng’ang’a said exhuming the body of a deceased person without government approval is illegal.

He added that the incident is now a police matter and the body has been moved to Naivasha Hospital mortuary.

The woman and the preacher were taken to Naivasha Police Station.

Report by Festus Barrack

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