This was in Ghana. Now they call many people a king, and this was just a mayor. In a lot of Africa they believe that being put into any form of public office is a job for life !! And they are called a king ! I have no idea how long this mayor was in office for, but it was likely for many years, and it's only with his death that someone new is given the opportunity to be in office for the rest of his life ! But anyway, this is a whole day of celebration of his life, with people dropping in to pay their respects to his body and his wife. The funeral proper would be the next day.