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From a distance, the rocky patch of Matsigulu seems ordinary. Its lacerated, parched surface, with gaping cracks appears to have little else to offer. But behind this is a cryptic maze of indecipherable writings etched on the surface. The un-explained inscriptions make the defiant rock almost mythical. The foot-like imprints similar in size to those of human beings clearly showing from the surface increase the enigma. The marks have puzzled many and stirred the sleepy Matsigulu Village in Vihiga District into a frenzied curiosity and awe. Visitors have come from far and wide to gaze at the footmarks and baffling writings.

Getting There

Matsigulu Rocks are situated on a five-acre farm in Gavere, south Maragoli in Mbale, Vihiga district (Latitude: 0.0666667 North Longitude: 34.75 East Latitude: 0°00’ North Longitude: 34°45’00” East) belonging to Mzee Gerry Musera, a retired police officer now farmer.

Key Attractions

Matsigulu RockAt the surface are human-like imprints that baffle many visitors. It is a common pilgrim destination for Christians from different churches who have turned the place into a worship centre. There is a hive of activity at the farm during Easter and Christmas holidays where the rock formation is situated. Mzee Musera says they intend to build a church near the rock.

Local clergy say that drawings of a lock and key at the edge of the rock show that the place is sacred. It is said that sometimes people struck by misfortunes and those faced with problems come here to pray and find solace especially during drought when church elders come to offer prayers at the site. It is said that people's prayers are usually answered.

Next to the foot prints, writings and lock and key is yet another strange-looking rock in the shape of a coffin. The six-foot rock is securely perched on a smaller one and propped like a real coffin. Villagers in Matsigulu revere it because of the shape and believe anybody trying to tamper with it could be stretching his luck a bit too far.



The coffin-like rock at MatsiguluA year ago, villagers claim, a stone mason in the village was struck by an unexplained illness when he attempted to break the rock for construction. The mason is said to have been bedridden for six months with a swollen stomach and only recovered after religious leaders were called in to pray for him. It is said the mason had had been warned in a dream not to smash the rock because it was somebody’s tomb.



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Adapted from an article by Benson Amadala. Used by permission.
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