A family whose kin’s body lay in hospital for seven years is now appealing to the Kisumu County Government to help them settle the Ksh. 800,000 morgue bill.
Jescah Ogada, wife of the late Barack Ogada says that she had to leave her ID Card at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in order for the body to be released for burial.
Ogada says that the stay of her husband’s body at the morgue saw the bill accrue to Ksh. 800,000.
Mr. Ogada’s body was laid to rest last week on Friday after court ruled in their favour in the heated land tussle.
The land in question had been claimed by another individual who had stopped the burial process claiming that he had bought the piece of land.
Jescah says that the seven year court battle over the burial of her husband had drained them financially.
“I lost my job in 2017 when I got arrested for burying my late husband in this land. I took some months in cell making me losing my job,” she added.
She says that she lost her job while in the process of fighting for her husband’s rightful resting place.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio Madam Jescah narrated that she also have a child who is expected to join form one and she don’t have money to cater for that too.
“First I am thanking God because have never seen this since I was born. Burying one body thrice with using three caskets differently. Now I’m appealing to the government to assist me clear the mortuary bill and if possible let them assist my child to join form one. I don’t have money as I have spent seven years battling for my late husband’s justice,” says Jescah.
She also appealed to the general public to assist erect a good house for her family as she has been living in a rental for that period.
Late Barack Ogada left behind eleven grandchildren.
“Here as you can see I don’t have a house plus I’m left behind with eleven grandchildren, kindly let any well wisher help me out,” Jescah narrated.