Shock engulfed the late President Daniel Moi’s home in Kabarak when his grave was found empty early on Saturday morning, barely three days after his burial.
In the early morning incidence, Moi’s grandchildren had gone to the burial site to add more flowers when it suddenly dawned on them that the soldiers who had been guarding the site were missing, and the large plaque that the military had used to cover the grave was missing.
The grandchildren alerted Gideon Moi who went ahead to the grave and indeed confirmed that Moi was no longer in the grave, although the grave was intact and the suit he had worn during the burial was neatly folded and lay inside the casket.
It was a moment of confusion as no one seemed to know what had happened, and Moi had not talked of any plans to resurrect after three days.
Others feared that his political enemies had stolen the body in order to claim that Moi had risen and was planning to establish an everlasting kingdom in Kenya, something Moi had always denied when he was alive.
By the time of going to the press, the dream was still going on.