A man resurrects after 30 years in Kitui


A man who’d been gone for thirty years, and whose family believed he died, and was buried, finally resurfaced at his home in Kanyaa location, Kitui county.

Mbiti Kitheka Mutunga, 60, of Kanyaa location, Kitui County left home in the 1970s, and went to Laikipia where he was working as a casual laborer and did not return home until recently.

The area Chief, Mr. Boniface Tumbo told KNA at the area that while he was away, the family was informed that their relative had been killed by thugs in Embu where he had been working as a guard.
Mbiti told KNA that he was in Laikipia all this long as a casual worker and at no time did he go to Embu. Ironically the person that was buried bore the name Mbiti Kitheka but without the surname Mutunga.

Currently, Mbiti who returned without any property is living in abject poverty in house that goes for a rent of Sh 300 per month at Kanyaa trading centre. The rent is paid for by members of the Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) church.

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Tumbo said the family dilemma has become a serious matter and the clan is willing to rectify the situation by exhuming the body they buried, then clear the grave and cleanse the land, then give Mbiti his share. But this is taking too long as Mbiti continues suffering.

The chief said Mbiti has a wife and children in Laikipia and would be happy to bring them home once the land issue is settled as his share went to his brothers.

In addition Mbiti had a family in Kitui when he left 30 years ago but has since fallen apart after he left followed by the wife and is yet to reunite with his two children now adults.


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