Nairobi County to dispose 97 unclaimed bodies at Mbagathi Hospital
Nairobi County is set to dispose at least 97 unclaimed bodies from the Mbagathi District Hospital mortuary in the next seven days.
According to county department of public health the bodies have been lying in the morgue since 2015.
In a notice published by a local daily, members of the public are called upon to identify the bodies at Mbagathi morgue which will be disposed in a weeks time if they won’t be positively identified.
Bodies at Mbagathi to be disposed
“The Nairobi County Government would wish to ask members of the public to identify bodies of the persons named below and collect them for burial within seven days. Unclaimed bodies will be disposed of professionally,” read the notice.
The unclaimed bodies of 56 males and 41 females. Among them is a mother with fetus, a two months-old-girl, a 93 year-old man, and a street boy identified as Geo.
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According to the Public Health Act, a body should be persevered in the morgue for a maximum period of two weeks, after which it is released to be disposed of.
Dead Bodies were recovered in Naiobi River this year including of twin babies were during a clean up exercise.
The bodies were in a polythene bag floating on the river near Korogocho area.
The chairperson of the Komb-Green Solutions in Korogocho which is taking part in the cleaning exercise said the bodies had been wrapped together and dumped in the river.
“Today morning, as my team was preparing to start cleaning part of the Nairobi River in Korogocho, we found two bodies of kids wrapped in a polythene bag. We believe the two children must be twins,” said Okinda.
The number of dead foetuses retrieved from the river in the last one week is now eight.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said that hospitals whose cards will be found along side the foetus will be closed down.