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Grandpa ‘ordered by God’ to live in a tree trunk finds a new home – PHOTOS

A 90-year-old man who has been living in the trunk of a tree for two years has finally found a home.

Mr Ng’ang’a Njuguna from Subukia sub-county was taken to a home for the elderly in Nakuru County two weeks ago.

 PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH
PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH

The welfare officer at the old people’s home, Mr Rueben Otete, said Mzee Njuguna was taken for a health check and was found to have high blood pressure.

“Doctors attributed this to the stress of living in the tree. However, during a second visit to the hospital, his blood pressure had returned to normal,” Mr Otete said.

 PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH
PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH

Mzee Njuguna said he was happy at the home.

“I don’t have to worry about food, clothes or where to sleep,” he said.

 PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH
PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH

He said a divine call had compelled him to live in the tree.

He said he has a family but quickly added that they did not visit him.