Kituu residents in Samburu within kinango sub-county were shocked on Wednesday morning after a dead body of a 75-year-old man was exhumed and thrown near the relatives home.
The body was said to have been buried some weeks ago.
The body was wrapped in a mat and dropped terrifying the passersby.
According to eye-witness Beuchi Kibamba, the tomb on which the body was exhumed belongs to his deceased uncle.
The incident happened at around 6:00 am.
Kibamba said before his uncle was laid to rest there was a land dispute.
He said some people had claimed ownership of the land in which he was buried.
The family has confirmed the clothes in which the uncle was put on before being buried.
“We are sure that the person exhumed is our relative because we have identified some few things which belonged to him, ” said Kibamba.
He said nobody was spotted moving it.
Another relative Alex Chirima named the deceased as Bora Beuchi.
He said Beuchi who was his grandfather who had fallen ill and was taken to Kinango hospital and died three days later after being discharged.
Chirima said the deceased had asked the family to bury him in his ‘own’ piece of land.
“Before breathing his last my grandfather told us he wants to be laid to rest in his land but some people were opposing it, ” he said.
Nobody was spotted moving it.
The family strongly accuse Beuchi’s rivals of conducting the inhumane act, according to Chirima.
They want police to intervene and help find justice.
The matter was reported to Samburu police station and the investigation is ongoing.
It is the first incident to occur in the area according to the local residents.
Muhuri has also joined forces in seeking justice.
Rapid Response officer Francis Auma said officers are busy fighting COVID-19 but should not be used as an excuse of not pursuing law effectively.
According to Auma, the body has not been moved since morning even after the family reported to the police.
Meanwhile, Muhuri has advised the family not to touch the body until police conduct the normal procedure of a crime scene.
“They should not move it and let officers go in the ground and gather facts like they normally do, ” he said.
-The Star/ Shabz Obilli