A pastor in Nairobi, whose wife passed away is making headlines all thanks to his “unwavering faith”.
It was indeed a sight to behold as the pastor, Robinson Githumba, 40, together with his follower stormed the Embu mortuary armed with bibles prayed, sang and shouted enthusiastically from 8am till 5pm, drenched in sweat, they called for Polly Kagendo’s resurrection. She died Sunday aged 38, of TB but nothing happened.
The pastor, a father of four traveled from Rwika Village, Mbeere South sub-county with his followers and insisted that the mortuary attendants remove his wife’s body and put it in an open place for the prayers. But as dusk came, the attendants sought to return the body as they were to close for the day.
Undeterred Githumba insisted that his wife was not dead but only resting and would resurrect on the fourth day like the biblical Lazarus. An audience had gathered but the pastor and his team did not allow the press to enter the mortuary, only speaking to members of the media outside.
Explaining he further said his wife fell sick and was rushed to Mwea hospital where she passed way. He carried for her clothes to put in case she rose. She was later transferred to the funeral home for preservation.
Githumba said he believes his wife, ‘whom he loved so much’, will rise again.
“That is why we are praying for her resurrection. We know God is the most powerful being.”
“I know she will be visited after three days the way Jesus visited Lazarus and woke him up from the dead,” he said.
“I know this will also happen to my wife,” Githumba, a father of four, said.
The woman was set to be buried on Saturday, however it is not certain whether a change in plan might occur.