Kenyan man who recently ‘woke up’ in the mortuary has died. Local media announced that Peter Kigen, 32, was presumed dead on Tuesday after he collapsed at home.
His family rushed to Kapkatet Hospital in Kericho County after suffering from stomach ailment. A nurse confirmed the patient had died when they arrived at the casualty center, his younger brother told the Standard newspaper.
Denis Langat, the uncle of Mr. Kigen, told the local Citizen TV channel how workers seemingly ‘casually reviewed’ the patient before pronouncing ‘missing’ him. Mr. Kigen was then transferred to the mortuary of the hospital where he was prepared to be embalmed by the morgue attendants.
In the course of the procedure to preserve the body, one of the staff reportedly made an incision on the Kigen’s right leg to infuse the chemicals. Suddenly, Mr. Kigen gained back his consciousness and started screaming in pain.
The team rushed away believing the ‘dead guy was ‘resurrected’ like they believed. He was later taken down to the casualty section of the hospital and obtained first aid for his injuries.
Mr. Kigen told reporters that he was ‘happy to be alive’ and promised to ‘dedicate his life to evangelism’ while being cared in the hospital.
His family is accusing the local hospital of incompetence at the moment.
However, local media reported that officials in the hospital and the county’s department of health are yet to comment on the matter.