Busia: Man buys 3rd coffin for his final send-off

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Jun, 2022 11:56 | < 1 min read
Busia man buys coffin for third time.
Busia man buys coffin for third time. PHOTO/Courtesy

An 87-year-old man in Busia has brought confusion among residents after he bought a coffin for his final send-off.

In the bizarre incident, the man identified as Aloise Otieng' Ng'ombe is said to have bought a coffin worth Ksh58,000 for his burial.

The latest coffin will now add to a list of other coffins he bought in 2009 and 2012.

The father of 18 intimated that the new coffin which is currently being stored at his shop in Obekai area, will serve as his future coffin since the previous coffins were old-fashioned.

Busia man buys coffin for third time.
Busia man buys coffin for the third time. PHOTO/Courtesy

Coffin idea

He added that the idea of buying a coffin before his end of time was to pass a message to society.

“I want this to be a lesson to my community at large. You may lack basic needs when you are alive. But when you die, people will slaughter bulls, and buy you nice clothes and shoes yet you will be long gone. That is why I decided to plan for a send-off befitting my status in society,” he said.

His actions have sparked debate among members of the public. Some supported the move while others opposed it.

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