Residents of Mbondoni village in Mwingi, Kitui County were treated to a rare drama after a one-month-old baby ‘resurrected’ during her funeral day on Saturday, leaving residents in shock. A relative of the family, Major Mwenga said that the child passed on last week on Wednesday, following a sudden illness.
According to Mwenga, drama ensued after some women, who had been tasked to dress the deceased realized change in temperature of the child, indicating that she might have been alive.
Unperturbed, the women continued to executing their task but things turn stranger when the child coughed as she was being dressed, prompting some of them to scamper out of fear.
"After the baby girl regained life, we rushed her to a nearby hospital. We have already informed the authorities about the same," said Mwenga.
Mourners who had gathered at the home for the funeral service fled after word of her ‘resurrection’ spread.
Mwenga said that since the child's grave had already been dug, as required by Kamba traditions, they will bury a banana trunk in the grave.
Residents suspect that witchcraft, which is rampant in the region, might have been involved in her 'death'.