Busia man's grave bursts open 3 days after burial after family ignored his wishes

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- The mound of soil on the grave Gilgory Namumyu a former bishop of Legio Maria church mysteriously sunk three days after burial

- His fellow cleric said Namunyu burst the grave because he was unhappy his burial wishes were neglected

- Namunyu 90 had requested to be buried by a specific pastor, a wish his family did not fulfill

- It took the intervention of clergy and family to pray and perform religious rites to appease the angry dead man

- The man's grave finally leveled after his preferred bishop prayed and hit the four corners of their sanctuary with his feet

Dead men tell no tales goes an old famous adage synonymous with the fantasy Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

However, this saying must not be presumed to mean that one could trample on the wishes of departed souls and go unpunished by the inhabitants of the unfathomable spirit world.

A report by KTN News seen by TUKO.co.ke on Wednesday, June 27, proves that even dead men, despite being unable to bite can demand for what was rightfully theirs.

Three days after the burial of former Legio Maria Archbishop Gilgory Christopha Namunyu Khatete, his grave burst open after its brick walls caved in leaving family members, religious leaders and residents in Namisi village, Busia county in disbelief.

The late Namunyu's fellow cleric Cardinal Protus Kulundu explained that the bizarre incident happened simply because his kinsmen failed to implement his dead wishes.

"Former bishop said clearly pointing on all the four corners of the church that when he dies, only Cardinal Kulundu would bury him. The family and members of his new church overlooked this and it angered him in his grave causing it to cave in less than 72 hours after burial," Kulundu said.

A shock-stricken relative said, they had ignored Namunyu's burial wishes because he had moved churches from his long time Legio Maria to the Church of Christ where he used to fellowship until he breathed his last.

Busia man's grave bursts open 3 days after burial after family ignored his wishes
Churc members said the grave burst open because the deceased was not buried according to his wishes. Photos: The Star.

She said they had rushed to call Kulundu and other Legio Maria church elders to help calm the situation after they realised the dead man was protesting, fearing he could just unleash wrath upon them.

Kulundu and his band of clerics are reported to have camped around the grave whose mound of soil had disappeared in a record time never documented before praying vehemently to appease Namunyu.

"I just want to remind the family and all other living beings that when an adults make their last wishes, they need to implement them religiously or risk being haunted all their lives. Namunyu's wishes were simple as letting me bury him the way he had buried other Legio Maria faithful," Kulundu explained.

The wonders never stopped at appeasing the dead with fervent prayers accompanied with sprinkling of holy water and waving of fly whisks.

Some religious rites had to be performed and their results were instant as reported by another male member of Namunyu's family

"After praying, the bishop who the deceased had requested to bury him hit the four corners of the church and the grave leveled. It was shocking, we are glad they did all was required according to their faith and now the matter is solved and we can all move on peacefully," he said.

The Luhya community which dominantly occupies the larger part of Westen Kenya is known t boast of lot of religions including self-proclaimed god like Jehovah Wanyonyi who passed on in 2015 and went to be with himself.

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