In Kenya, a fig tree is known to be a sacred tree in the Eastern community. People call it the “Mugumo” tree. It is believed that anything strange about it might indicate a good or a bad omen.
Last month, one such tree fell down in a village in Uasin Gishu. No one cared much when it fell but after a month, people from the Lemok and Yamumbi villages in Uasin Gishu were shocked when they woke up and found the tree standing.
Yamumbi is an area that is dominated by the Kikuyu community while Lemok is dominated by the Kalenjin community. This was a bizarre incident that left them bewildered.
They appealed to the Kikuyu community from Eastern Kenya to offer them an explanation since this was their sacred tree. Other residents went to seek cures from the “sacred” tree.
There is a primary school child who claimed to have witnessed the tree fall down while he was going to school. The same student said that he witnessed it rise again while it produced some strange noises. Locals from that area had mixed reactions.