Advertise With Us
Viral Gists

Referred to as the ‘home for spirits’, a 300-year-old sacred tree falls in Kenya

300-year-old sacred tree falls in Kenya, the tree has been regarded as a home for spirits and where spiritual prayers take place over time.

A significant event occurred in Aldai, Nandi County of Kenya where a Cape Ash tree, scientifically known as Ekebergia capensis, and locally called Teldet in Kalenjin, fell.

This tree is considered sacred to the Kalenjin community and has stood for over 300 years. It was previously used as a site for conducting prayers before the establishment of St Peter’s Koyo ACK Church in Nandi.

300-year-old sacred tree falls in Kenya
300-year-old sacred tree falls in Kenya

According to Charles Kering, one of the community elders, the tree was believed to be home to spirits, and their forefathers conducted spiritual services there. He expressed his surprise at the sudden fall of the multi-trunked tree, which happened at 6 AM after a loud bang was heard.

READ ALSO: Diego Maradona’s death, 8 medical practitioners to Face trial-Argentine Court reveals

The incident has sparked different reactions within the community, with some residents seeing it as a symbol of a new era of leadership following the death of former President Daniel Arap Moi. Others believe that the fall of the tree signifies the consequences of failing to respect the old.

Religious leaders however believed that the tree was “just old” and had outlived its strength.

Advertise With Us
Show More

Pen Gossiper

Hi, I'm [Oluwafemi Talabi, popularly known as PEN GOSSIPER], and I'm passionate about bringing you the latest and most relevant news from around the world. I started this blog in [2016] as a way to share my insights and opinions on current events, politics, culture, and more. My goal is to inform, educate, and entertain you with engaging and well-researched content. Whether you're looking for breaking news, analysis, commentary, or stories that matter, you'll find them here on [FMT BLOG]. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it. Thank you for your support and feedback. Feel free to contact me anytime at []

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button