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Kilifi County decries Shakahola bodies a burden

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Kilifi County Government has threatened to move hundreds of unclaimed bodies from the Shakahola massacre preserved at the county’s hospital to Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital.

Two containers with over 429 bodies are yet to be collected at the Malindi sub-county hospital.

Governor Mung’aro says the preservation is not only a burden to the county but has also rendered the area inhabitable owing to the stench from the containers

While several bodies were identified and picked by family members for burial, it now emerges that a huge number exhumed from the Shakahola graves still remains preserved at a Malindi morgue in Kilifi County.

Governor Mung’aro who spoke in Magarini during a food distribution exercise to floods victims attended by government officials including Gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa and government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura, used the platform to call for intervention from the national government.

During his visit to Kilifi in March, Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki announced that the National Government would assist the county government of Kilifi in offsetting power bills at the morgue.

The County hit the headlines last year with news of hundreds of dead people buried in shallow graves following cultic teachings by controversial preacher Paul Mackenzie.

Kamche Menza
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