Akothee shocked Kenyans after pointing out where she would love to be buried, if her date with the grim reaper ever arrived.

Kenyans are not used to seeing people dig their own graves literary. In the past, we have seen people go to the extent of buying their coffins and writing their eulogies.

Joining Akothee in this club is a host of other Kenyans.

  1. Akothee

Akothee shared a photo of her mansion and her final resting place with a macabre caption that read.

‘See Where I will be buried when that time comes 😂 I have lived this life for real 💪mwanamke singol ni kujipanga! Ujipange ama maisha ikupange, ama upangiwe chaguo ni lako ⛔’


2. Charles Moseti

The  50-year-old man’s body was found dangling from a rope at his workplace in Got Okombo Village, Kabondo Kasipul, Homa Bay.

Villagers believe that Charles Moseti might have committed suicide after digging his own grave a few months ago.

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3. Samson Mwongera

The 77-year-old businessman had prepared his own grave and that of his wife 19 years ago.

This was after he retired from his workstation at the Isiolo Law Courts after he was diagnosed with diabetes.

The grave was constructed to the effect that whoever dies first between the two would be buried at the base, and a concrete slab used to cover it in order to create room for the spouse to be buried on top when they finally die.

He then proceeded to pen his own eulogy and that of his wife in 2003, with a tribute that whoever is left behind would read for the other during their funeral service.

He died in July 2019.

Mr Mwongera who had dug his own grave in 2000

3. Joshua Kariuki

A 25-year-old man from Kieni, Nyeri county dug his own grave in preparation for his death. In June 2019 Joshua Kariuki started digging his own grave next to his brother’s at night when he returned home drunk.

4. Awilo Ja Siaya

In January 2019 Awilo bought his own coffin in preparation for his death over domestic squabbles with his wife.

Awilo who hails from Siaya, approached a coffin maker in the town and asked for the price of a coffin.

He said he was ‘tired’.

“He was wearing a reflector jacket. we thought he had come to inquire for the price on behalf a boda boda welfare organisation, which often send’s representatives when their colleagues die,” Alphonce Odhiambo, a carpenter said.


Mr Odhiambo said he told the man that the coffin costs Sh15,000 and that he haggled for an agreeable price of Sh13,000 which he promptly paid.

“When we asked him who was going to be buried in the coffin, he said he was supposed to be the body.

Then he immediately jumped into several coffins, tried each out before picking his right size,” Mr Odhiambo narrated.


5. Wabantu Zodwa

In February 2019 South African dancer cum socialite Zodwa Wabantu shocked many after buying her own coffin.

Zodwa Wabantu
Zodwa Wabantu

According to Wabantu she wanted to buy herself a good coffin as she was not sure people would do that once she died.

‘I buried my mom with the cheapest coffin. I was told I would end up like her so I’m proving them wrong,’ said Zodwa.

Zodwa Wabantu tries out her coffin.

She is still alive and kicking so we are not sure where she has stored her coffin.

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