An 87-year-old man from Busia, Kenya, has bought a new coffin for his “future” burial ceremony, his third since 2009.
The octogenarian identified as Aloise Otieng Ng’ombe is said to have bought a coffin in 2009, another in 2012, and a new one in 2022, all in preparation for his future funeral.
Aloise recently bought a new coffin worth Ksh58,000 for his burial because, in his opinion, the two he had previously acquired are now outdated models, K2TV reports.
According to the father of 18, the new coffin, which is currently being stored at his shop in the Obekai area, will serve as his future coffin since the previous coffins are now old-fashioned.
Speaking on why he’s making preparations for his ‘future funeral’, he said,
“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.”
In related news, a while ago, popular Kenyan music artiste, Philip Ptaroba Okoyo, better known by stage name, Japesa, took quite a number of his fans by surprise after he purchased a coffin in anticipation of his funeral.
The quite extravagant music artiste took to his Instagram page on Saturday, March 27, to share a photo of himself posing with the casket and revealed that he didn’t want his fans to “struggle with funeral expenses”.
“Bought myself a coffin, just in case nikufe msisumbuliwe na till number,” he wrote.