By Emmanuel Okwii
Residents of Adoot ‘A’ Cell in Kaberamaido district were spine-chilled over the weekend when a tree trunk that had lain on the ground for five years ‘resurrected’ and stood still. According to the residents, the tree was earlier felled by a grader and its branches were cut for firewood. However, with the current rains, the trunk seemed to have acquired another lease of life and was recently found standing in the garden.
“It is very surprising that a tree trunk that has been lying on the ground for the last five years should all of a sudden rise up. To us, it is a bad omen,” Mr Patrick Eunyu, the LC1 for Adoot ‘A’ said.
The tree was said to have been felled by a grader while works on the Kaberamaido-Kobulubulu road were being done. According to the LC1, the roots of the trunk are dry and are decomposing, making it hard to believe that such a thing could happen.
It has however been a common phenomenon in the recent months for dead trees to rise again in most villages in the district. The first case of the nature was reported from in Ogorigor Village in Kobulubulu Sub County and the Second to rise was at Aberkole Village in Otuboi Sub County – Kaberamaido district.