What happens to unclaimed bodies in public city mortuaries

A crowd stares at a lifeless body of a child knocked down at a zebra crossing – Photo by Philip Kamakya

You will be surprised to learn that City Mortuary receives more than 10 bodies daily, most of which have decomposed.

The 63-year-old morgue located on the junction of Ngong’ Road and Mbagathi Way should handle 176 bodies. However, it currently holds more than 300 corpses.

With about 28 attendants and eight clerical officers, its employees say they are overstretched.

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