Woman's pain of son's suspicious death, three burials and two exhumations

Ms Daisy Chelang'at (centre) with her mother Ms Lucio Langat (left) and Ms Margaret Ruto during the second exhumation of Ms Chelang'at's son's remains at Bomet cemetery on Friday, March 26. 2021.


Photo credit: Vitalis Kimutai | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • James Kipkirui was one and a half years old when he suspiciously died at Dow Children’s Home,  run by American missionary turned paedophile Gregory Hayes Dow, in 2012.
  • Mr Dow "secretly burying the kid's body without informing the police, securing a burial permit and a death certificate".
  • Kipkirui’s body was first exhumed in May, 30, 2019 at Dow Children’s Home.
  • On March 23, 2021, Bomet High Court directed the remains be exhumed and returned to Longisa County Referral Hospital mortuary for preservation.

“What is meant to go wrong will definitely go wrong …and usually at the worst time” – Murphy’s Law

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