Family exhumes man’s body ‘to pack in his cigarettes’

A Kenyan family has exhumed the body of a relative to honour his wish to be buried with a pack of cigarettes and his favourite sweets, private television station NTV has reported.

The family of Kenga Kalama, who died aged 63, also went against his wishes by burying him in a coffin.

This caused his spirit to “complain of being unable to roam freely because of the coffin”, according to a relative interviewed by NTV.

So, two months after Kalama’s burial, they have reburied him in accordance with his wishes.

As his body was lowered into the ground, his eldest child held his ear and asked for forgiveness on behalf of the family – as NTV reports in this video.

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