The body of a truck driver who worked in Malawi has left residents of Lukhokhwe village in Kimilili, Bungoma terrified after it arrived without a head.
According to reports seen by the Star, Geoffrey Wekesa Khaemba aged 42 wsa involved in a road accident while at work in Malawi.
“My husband was working with Exotank Transport Company. He left home on August 18 for work to Mombasa. The following day, he called me saying he was to transport some cargo to Malawi,” Susan Nasimiyu said on Monday.
Susan further narrates that on August 21, she received a call from the company saying that his husband had been involved in a road accident and died on the spot.
Susan explains that arrangements were made for the body to be brought back to Kenya for final respect and burial only for the body to arrive one week later without a head.
“We headed that night to the morgue in Kiminini arriving there at 7am and to our greatest shock when we unsealed the cargo, the body was lying in a casket with a missing head.”
According to the Star, Nasimiyu said on inquiry, the driver of Asian origin said he was just given the cargo to deliver and knew nothing of its contents.
There was no clear indication on the whereabouts of the head from the company either, Nasimiyu said.
“To date, the company has gone silent on the matter. I won’t bury my husband without a head until the issue is unravelled,” the widow said.
Khaemba’s father Binon Wasefu Khaemba has pointed out that they are following up on the matter with the company and that they will not bury the body until the issue is resolved.
“I want my son’s head back so that I can accord him a decent sendoff. Traditionally, we cannot bury a body with no head,” Wasefu said.
Khaemba is now appealing for well-wishers to assist him in raising the financial aid required to enable him to travel to Malawi to get his son’s head back.