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Man ‘comes back to life’ in a morgue – hours after he was declared dead in Kenya 

Man ‘comes back to life’ in a morgue as workers prepared to embalm him – hours after he was declared dead in Kenya

  • Peter Kigen, 32, was rushed to hospital in Kenya after he collapsed at home
  • He was declared dead by doctors and transferred to a morgue to be embalmed
  • But the patient shocked the staff after he suddenly regained consciousness
  • He was reportedly wailing in pain after a worker made an incision on his leg

A man in Kenya who was previously declared dead by doctors has regained consciousness three hours later while workers prepared to embalm him in a morgue.

Peter Kigen, 32, was presumed dead on Tuesday after he collapsed at home and was rushed to Kapkatet hospital in Kericho county, reported local media.

After being transferred to the morgue, Mr Kigen shocked the staff as he suddenly woke up and wailed in pain as they made an incision on his right leg.

Peter Kigen (pictured), 32, was presumed dead on Tuesday after he collapsed at his home in Kenya and was rushed to Kapkatet hospital in Kericho county, reported local media

Mr Kigen, who reportedly suffered a stomach ailment, was taken to hospital by his family after fainting in his house on November 24.

His younger brother is quoted by the Standard newspaper that a nurse had told him the patient had died before they arrived at the casualty department.

The staff were said to have ‘casually checked’ on the patient before pronouncing him ‘dead’, Denis Langat, Mr Kigen’s uncle, told local channel Citizen TV.

Mr Kigen was immediately transferred to the hospital mortuary where he was prepared to be embalmed by morgue attendants.

Mr Kigen, who reportedly suffered a stomach ailment, was taken to hospital by his family after fainting in his house on November 24. The staff were said to have ¿casually checked¿ on the patient before pronouncing him ¿dead¿, Denis Langat, Mr Kigen¿s uncle, told Citizen TV

Mr Kigen, who reportedly suffered a stomach ailment, was taken to hospital by his family after fainting in his house on November 24. The staff were said to have ‘casually checked’ on the patient before pronouncing him ‘dead’, Denis Langat, Mr Kigen’s uncle, told Citizen TV

As part of the process of preserving the body, one of the workers is said to have made an incision on the man’s right leg to infuse formalin.

But Mr Kigen suddenly regained consciousness and began to wail in pain, sending the staff scamper for their safety as they thought the dead man had ‘resurrected’.

He was later brought back to the hospital’s casualty department and received first aid.

While being treated at the ward, Mr Kigen told journalists that he was ‘happy to be alive and vowed to dedicate his life to evangelism’.

His family is now demanding justice, accusing the local hospital of negligence. 

The hospital officials and the county’s health department had yet to comment on the matter, said local media.

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