Standoff at Montezuma Monalisa mortuary in Machakos as family fails to get their body for burial

Early today a bizarre incident happened at Montezuma Monalisa mortuary in Machakos after a family which had come to collect their body for burial realized that the body was missing.On interrogating  the mortuary attendants while the Machakos DCIO had visited following the matter it was evident that the body was released on Friday for another family for burial unknowingly.

Several attendants were taken to the Machakos DCI quarters for interrogation over the matter.

The missing body was scheduled to be buried today at Masii, Mwala Sub-County only to realize that their body had already been buried at Kasunguni, Salama, in Kilome sub-county, Makueni county.

After several consultations the buried body was ordered to be exhumed with a court order  as the family members found it hard to talk to the media while stranded at the morgue.

With all preparations done the hearse had to leave the morgue with no body and the casket returned as the family waited for a further order from the government side.

“our body had an identification tag as required and had been in the morgue for over a week  it’s a worry how it ended up landing to other family since on collection of a body from the mortuary there must be a family team that identifies their correct body.

The Machakos DCIO madam Rose Kishama declined to give comment as she had to collect all the relevant information.

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