Exhuming of the dead is an abominable act that invokes ancestral wrath, the Chairman of Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders, Paul M’ethingia has said.
Speaking in his Maua office in Igembe South Sub County, M’ethingia strongly condemned the rising incidences of people exhuming the bodies of their relatives because of subsequent family wrangles terming it culturally unacceptable and an abomination of the highest order.
The Chairman advised the affected families to be solving their family issues amicably when one of them dies rather than going to extent of disturbing the dead by exhuming them.
“There are amicable ways of solving such problems, including coming to the council of Njuri Ncheke itself for redress rather than exhuming bodies,” he advised.
He urged people to always respect the dead to avoid curses.
He was responding to the latest incident where one Lee Kimathi wants the body of former Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA) Chairman, Stephen Mutai Imanyara exhumed to prove he was his biological father through a DNA test.
Kimathi has filed a case at Meru high courts as he seeks to settle paternity claim to enable him inherit part of his colossal properties worth billions of shillings.
The Njuri Ncheke chairman however, advised him to instead meet with the council of elders for redress.
By Kamanja Maeria