Residents of Mbondoni village, Mwingi were treated to a moment of shock and disbelief after a one-month-old baby came back to life few minutes before burial.
The ceremony was cut short after the baby, who passed on three days ago after sudden sickness, coughed as the baby was being dressed for interment on Saturday.
The women sent to dress the child noticed a change of the body’s temperature.
Some of the mourners fled after getting information that the baby had resurrected.
Major Mwenga, a relative, said they had made all the preparations for the burial and the child had been confirmed dead.
The child’s grave was also ready.
“After the baby girl regained life, we rushed her to a nearby hospital. We have already informed the authorities about the same,” he said.
Mwenga added that they had to bury a banana trunk in the grave in line with the Kamba traditions