Man Buys Coffin Worth N206k for His Future Burial, He Had Bought 2 before Now, Says They'd be Used for Cooking

Man Buys Coffin Worth N206k for His Future Burial, He Had Bought 2 before Now, Says They'd be Used for Cooking

  • 87-year-old Alloise Otieng' bought a new coffin valued at KSh 58,000 (N206k); this happens to be his third coffin since 2009
  • The old man who is not shy about proclaiming his preparations for death bought the first box in 2009 and added another one in 2012
  • The first two, however, depreciated in sense of fashion, thus his decision to acquire the third one, and presumably the most expensive, in 2022

An elderly man in Busia county, Kenya shocked his fellow natives after he bought his third coffin.

87-year-old Alloise Otieng’ Ominang’ombe bought a new coffin valued at KSh 58,000 (N206k) and which he would like to be buried, The Maravi Post reports.

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87-year-old Alloise Otieng' bought his third coffin at N206k Photo: Screengrabs from Citizen TV.
Source: UGC

Own preparations for befitting send-off

The elderly man hails from Kajoro village in Okatekok, Teso South constituency in Busia county.

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He had separately bought others in 2009 and 2012; he however said the previous ones had been deprived of the sense of fashion.

He told Citizen TV that the initial coffins would be turned into pieces of firewood during his funeral, as the new one becomes his final resting place.

"The two will be split into pieces so that they can be used for cooking during my burial,” he said.
“I want this to go as a lesson to my community at large. You may lack basic needs when you are alive. But when you die, people will slaughter bulls, 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 added.

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Man digs his own grave for his future burial

Meanwhile, previously reported that a man had dug his own grave in preparation for his burial.

In a video documentary by Afrimax, the man stated that he does not want to become a burden to people after he is gone.

To achieve that purpose, the man did not only dig his grave, he prepared everything that would be used during his funeral.

The man identified as Leo who has nine wives paid for his pallbearers in advance. Since being done with his funeral arrangement, the man has been using his time to celebrate the remaining days he has on earth.


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