Nurses in Bondo defend move to join lucrative hearse business


Nurses in Bondo defend move to join lucrative hearse business
Nurses in Bondo have ventured into the hearse business,a move they claim is not illegal after widespread uproar online. Photo: Courtesy

Nurses in Bondo sub-county have defended their move to purchase a hearse, noting that they ventured into it for purposes of supporting their own members but not for making business as perceived.

After unveiling the hearse which reportedly cost Ksh.2M over the weekend, Kenyans took to social media expressing their distaste with the medics.

A lingering claim was that now that nurses were in the “business of death”, they would no longer sweat to save lives.

Bondo sub-county Nurses’ Welfare Association Chairman, Dominic Omolo now says the hearse was not meant for business but to serve the association members.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi, Mr. Omolo said that the hearse will be used by the association members when they lose someone as it will be cheaper and convenient.

Ironically, Omolo he said the hearse will also be available for use by the public, cheaply, in case they need to convey the remains of a loved one.

Siaya County’s Acting Chief Officer for Health Dr. Eunice Fwaya also defended the nurses, saying the hearse business is not illegal.

According to her, nurses are in the business of saving people, and controversies on the hearse business lack merit .

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