Residents of Mutaga village in Gichugu, Kirinyaga County were on Wednesday left in shock after a 65-year-old man was buried inside his house.
Villagers turned up at the deceased Simon Muriithi’s homestead in large numbers to witness the bizarre funeral—the first of its kind in the area.
Muriithi, a renowned coffee farmer in the area, had reportedly informed his family that he wished to be interred in his bedroom after his death.
Residents watched from a distance as family, friends, and mourners bid farewell to the deceased in the unusual send-off.
Muriithi’s bedroom was opened up to create enough space for the grave to be dug.
The funeral ceremony was presided over by Deacon Jackson Muchiri of AIPCA Church Kiandumu.
The clergyman admitted this was the first time in his 38 years of ministry to see a Christian being buried inside a house in his 38 years of Ministry.
“Normally, people are buried outside, this is a new one, I have not seen this in my 38 years of service,” Muchirii said.