A family from Muthetheni in the Mwala sub-county of Machakos County can now bury their kin whose body had overstayed in the morgue due to pending bills.
The bills amounting to over Ksh.700,000 were cleared by Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti.
Irene Mulu, Wiper nominated MCA narrated that her nephew who died months ago had overstayed in the mortuary and the family had lost every hope of ever burying it.
Irene could not control her tears while recounting how the family went through torture trying to raise money for the bills.
“When we went to the mortuary I could not recognize the body of the kid, the cashier told us that the body was among unclaimed bodies that were slated for disposal,” said the MCA.
“We are grateful to the governor because when we went to her office she listened to our cries and helped us sort the hospital and mortuary bill now the family can heave a sigh of relief because even the burial arrangements were catered for,” she added.
Irene spoke during the burial of the kid which she said was planned within hours.