The Nairobi Metropolitan Services has issued a seven-day notice to members of the public to collect 70 bodies lying at three morgues in the city.
In a statement, NMS Health Secretary Dr. Ouma Oluga said they will seek authority for disposal of the bodies, which are lying at City Mortuary, Mama Lucy, and Mbagathi Hospital Funeral Homes, once the notice period lapses.
Out of the 70, 57 unclaimed bodies are lying at City Mortuary, 11 at Mama Lucy, and 2 at the Mbagathi Hospital.
“Pursuant to Public Health Act Cap 242 [Subsidiary; Public Health (Public Mortuaries) Rules, 1991] (2). Interested members of the public are asked to identify and collect bodies named below within 7 days,” part of the statement reads.
Some of the identified bodies at City Mortuary include that of Kevin Muchina, David Mbatia, Moses Munene, Wachui Ndunde Joshua Kimani, Martin Mwangi, George Mutiso, one identified only as Saidi, Richard Turere, Rondriger Mangau, Esther Nyambura, and Daniel Juma.
Those at Mama Lucy include the bodies of Charles Shikera, Martin Karis, David Kamau, David Kathuku, Peter Musemi, Tyrus Mwenja, Matthew Tarus, John Kiboro, and Hawa Maguyu. Bodies of Nickson Mutunga and Kasol Ndunge are the only unclaimed ones at Mbagathi Hospital