7 bodies at Mama Lucy Hospital unclaimed for four months

7 bodies at Mama Lucy Hospital unclaimed for four months
Mama Lucy Hospital. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital is urging family members to pick bodies of their kin that have stayed at the hospital for almost four months.

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A statement from the Governor’s Press office said the county has also advertised for collection of unclaimed bodies from Mbagathi Hospital and the City Mortuary.

“They (families) will be required to pay morgue charges accrued during the period they have been at the facility,” Communications Director Elkana Jacob said on Tuesday.

Mama Lucy Medical Superintendent Musa Mohamed said homicide detectives have identified seven bodies.

They are Eugine Wabure Wechuli (ID number 31942404), Peter Macharia Mwango (ID 35626948), Samuel Etili Aiyamai (ID 29601734), Daniel Oruru Amuzama (ID 14433995), Raphael Kwetu Kasamani (ID number 25780813), Dismas Leokono (ID 21852126) and Benjamin Boma Wasike (ID 24205386).

Two of them are yet to be identified after fingerprints were taken from the bodies.

According to county officials, emergency departments receive patients from across the country and some have no documents to ascertain their identity.

According to Dr. Mohamed, seven were victims of road accidents while two succumbed to natural illness.

The county government further said: “If the relatives feel they can’t afford picking their bodies we have mechanisms of helping out which could include waivers on the charges.”

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