Death is the most feared thing although inevitable according to nature. The ritual conducted during burial occasion is different from one community or religion to the others. The use of coffin as well is what most Christians believes it’ s the best send off way to give to the death.
However, in traditional African communities, the death was thrown to far and lonely bush where it was considered as spiritual restricted areas. This was slowly eroded after the adoption of western cultures and spread of Christianity.
Despite living in a religious society, a certain man identified as Paul Chepngok from one of the towns in Kenya totally resisted change and never believed in religious way of life. He had told his kids that immediately after his death, he should be buried in the traditional way and religious people should keep away during his funeral. Among the Kalenjin, he was reportedly buried using fresh cow skin.
He was from Kipkenyo, Uasin Gishu County in Kenya where he was buried according to his will. before his death, he had written that he should not be buried with any form of fanfare nor grandeur. That is, No coffin, no preaching, no reading of eulogy, no speeches and no sort of condolences from other people and sympathisers, not even his family at all. The day ended up with his children following all the protocol during his burial with zero expense and nonessential politics.
The children did not spend much money during his burial and he was successfully buried in peace, according to sources, the children claimed that they did not spend any money during his funeral and that, this was done according to his own order and will.
He left behind so many properties for his children which he gave all to them, no family member got nothing from him according to his will.