In Summary
  • The family of four – two young men and two young women – who are all unemployed, are now appealing for help.
  • Mumbi said the family has only managed to raise Sh120,000 through social media platforms.
  • The family has opened an M-Pesa Pay Bill number 891300, Account 24839 for those wishing to help them.

For most families, when their loved ones die, it is their wish to give them a decent send off and move on with life.

But a family in Kiamunyi on the outskirts of Nakuru town is living in pain and daily agony as they cannot bury their father due to an unpaid mortuary bill.

Eutychus Mwaura died on July 14, 2018 and his body has been detained at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital mortuary until the family clears a bill of Sh2.5 million.

The family of four – two young men and two young women – who are all unemployed, are now appealing to well-wishers to help them raise the money to clear the bill.

NO HELP

“We have reached out to all top political leaders and well-wishers in Nakuru town to help us but we have received no help,” said Ms Mildred Mumbi, who is the firstborn in the family.

She said the family has only managed to raise Sh120,000 through social media platforms.

“Our mother succumbed to breast cancer in 2014 and now our dad is dead and as an orphaned family we appeal to well-wishers to help us raise the money to enable us give our dad a good send off so that we can move on with our lives,” said Mumbi.

She said the family is now worried that they may not be able to bury their father at the Nakuru South Cemetery as the mortuary charges are accumulating at the rate of Sh1,500 per day and an additional Sh2,000 for preserving the body.

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