Kenyan officials cause anger after digging up a man's body so that they could rid him of the work uniform in which he was buried
- Martin Alukoye, 31, died on August 9 after drowning in a river after an attack
- The police came to his grave on Sunday and demanded to dig up the body
- They took his uniform back and dissected it for the family
- The widow said in mourning that they were piled & # 39; over the misery I am experiencing & # 39;
Kenyan officials shocked the local villagers and horrified a grieving family as they dug up the corpse of a dead colleague to retrieve the service uniform in which he was buried.
Martin Alukoye, 31, drowned on August 9 after suffering from an epileptic seizure and falling into a river. He was buried two days later in his green uniform of the County Youth Service.
On Monday, creepy officials came to the grave and demanded that they dig up Alukoye so that they could take back the military attack.
Despite the family's pleas to stop, the men insisted and Alukoye's body was dug up from his grave.
When they pulled the body off the ground, they took the corpse naked from the sight of his family.
Martin Alukoye, 31, had his local military uniform appreciated by his district officials a few days after his funeral. Upstairs is the uniform that the men have found in full view of his grieving family
Locals gather near the cemetery of Martin Alukoye that was buried on August 11 in Kakamega, Kenya. Municipal officials dug up his body so that they could get the clothes in which he was buried
Alukoye & # 39; s wife Jacqueline said the actions of the civil servant had exacerbated the misery of her mourning
His wife, Jacqueline, told BBC Swahili that the actions of the official & # 39; were stacked on the misery I am experiencing & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I would like to ask them to leave me alone, & # 39; she added.
The deceased husband's uncle and village elders, Francis Mutamba, said district officials & # 39; violated the laws of the land and the laws of our ancestors & # 39 ;.
Francis Mutamba, the uncle of the man and a village elder, said the district officials opposed the & laws of the land and the laws of our ancestors & # 39; had gone by digging up Alukoye
He added that officials had been present during the funeral and had advised them not to keep his uniform out of the coffin.
Mutamba said the village elders ought to consult widely about the following course of action, although the body of Alukoye was brought back to the ground on Monday evening.
Rituals were also performed to cleanse the family.
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