Pokot woman who wedded ‘Holy spirit’ is dead, body found rotting in forest

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Decomposed remains of Makutano mother of six Elizabeth Nalem have been found in a forest in West Pokot County.

Nalem’s decomposing and mutilated body was found in the forest a week after she left her home with a panga and a walking stick, according to police reports.

There is a potential that wild creatures may have assaulted and eaten the deceased, according to police.
OCPD Kipkemoi Kirui of Kapenguria said investigations are underway to determine if she was harmed.

According to Kirui, the body had been in the woods for at least a week before it was found.

It was Nalem’s unconventional wedding in May of last year that thrust her into the spotlight.

Residents of Makutano town flocked to a church on a typical Tuesday afternoon to witness her big day. Crowds of people erupted in cheers and dances as Nalem made her way down the aisle.

Elizabeth made a stunning entrance to the town in a white wedding gown, surrounded by friends and family, causing near-paralysis.

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This trip was her honeymoon and a time to serve the Lord in Uganda’s Amudat District. While interviewing her, she said God told her to travel the world and spread the Gospel, which she did.

After her wedding, the deceased said she began walking from Makutano and was directed to Uganda for a crusade.

That’s why I called my husband and asked him to look after my children. The Holy Spirit is directing my steps. I’ll go home when he tells me to, but he hasn’t yet,” she added.

A statement made by Nalem reads: “I have closed my restaurant and disowned my spouse. I will not return to my position as a town council officer until my mission is complete.”

As soon as I finish my time in Uganda, God has showed (sic) me to go to the United States.” When Jesus instructed me to go around the world, “I told him I couldn’t and asked him to find other members to help me share the gospel,” she recalled.

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Once a long argument, she finally relented and said she’d return home only after her newly’married’ Spirit husband gave her permission.

“God knows how my children will eat,” she replied.