Elgeyo Marakwet’s Man Chooses Baboon over Family
Isack Kibet from Elgeyo Marakwet found a baby baboon in his firm and this marked his love towards baboons. Isack took the ape to the police but was advised to keep it. He has been raring the baboon since its childhood and he considers it as one of his family members. Isack has a wife and four children but when asked, he will say that he has 5 children since the baboon is also his child.
The baboon has adapted to the human world and even sneaks and follows Isack to his drinking spots. His wife and children were forced to abandon him after he insisted on keeping the baboon saying that the bond he had for the baboon was endless. Isack named the baboon Josephine and just like every other person has a surname, the ape’s surname is Kibet. Isack revealed that on calling the baboon by her name, she would respond immediately since it had mastered her own name.
And if you thought that baboons cannot wear clothes, then you are totally wrong. Josephine has plenty of smart clothes that she often dresses on so that she can identify with the human world. Isack says that he plays with his baboon just like any other father plays around with their children and has thus lived a happy life with Josephine.