"Coffins of Excellent Craftsmanship" Oyugis Local Custom Tip by glabah
Oyugis Local Customs: 2 reviews and 6 photos
Due to the number of deaths in the community, and the gradual acceptance of death being a fact of life (rather than the hidden non-discussion of death that apparently ruled Luo culture before the HIV/AIDS epidemic), Oyugis has become well known as a community that builds coffins of excellent quality. In a number of places on the streets through town (and primarily the most trafficed paved main street) you will see quite a number of stores with coffins on display out front.
While it may be a grim reminder of the situation surrounding the city, to those dealing direclty with the medical problems associated with the AIDS/HIV epidemic apparently this is a huge step forward compared to the complete failure to discuss mortality before the epidemic.
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