Orphans barred from burying their father because of Ksh 2.1M bill


Two orphaned university students are leading a disturbed life as they have been unable to bury their father one month after he passed away.

Pyllis Wachuka and Simon Ngugi said that the continued delay of their dad’s burial of their father has denied them closure and peace.

Their father, Patrick Munene, died in a hospital in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. He was bedridden for a month and was assaulted by an unknown gang.

The body of the deceased is being held at Mediheal Hospital and Fertility mortuary pending the clearance of a Ksh. 2.1 million bill.

Munene, who studies at the University of Nairobi, stated that their dad was close to them and provided for their education and upkeep.

Wachuka, who is a fifth year Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering at Moi University, said that she feared that the situation could lead to poor performance in her final year exams at the university.

Munene was their only surviving parent their mother died in 1997.

The elder brother of the deceased Simon Ngugi mentioned that the hefty amount cannot be raised by the family due to their unstable financial background.

He also expressed that they have tried organizing a fundraising but dropped the idea after some villagers confessed of not knowing him since he left the village more than 40 years ago.

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