The late Mzee Wandere is the father of retired teacher Mwalimu Victor Kakenyi who was a renowned fierce Unionist with Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) in Bungoma district by then.

A family in Ututi home, Lunza village in Butere want their father buried by following all the Covid-19 government directives.

This follows an incident where a body suspected of another deceased person who is alleged to have died of Corona like symptoms has been preserved in the same morgue with their father’s body.
The deceased Mzee Wycliffe Omucheyi Wandered died last week and body was preserved at Lifecare hospital Bungoma Morgue.
It is in the same medical facility’s mortuary where Mzee Wandere’s body is preserved is where the body of a Kabuchai politician Tale Nabangi who passed on Wednesday is kept.
Tale is alleged to have died of Coronavirus like symptoms after he had been admitted in ICU for almost a week.
The Butere family spokesperson who asked for anonymity stated that they will be forced to follow all the Government directives to avoid infecting other vulnerable members with Covid-19.

“We don’t want to take chances and cause more harm to other family members and relatives, in fact the morgue attendant attending to the two bodies is the same person and he is interacting with both of them hence we will not take chances because it is likely that 50% of the disease might have spread in the mortuary,” he said
He added, “Already Mumias OCPD has declined transporting of Wandere’s body to Matawa and Nyapora before Lunza villages. For fear of spreading Covid-19,”.

The late Mzee Wandere is the father of retired teacher Mwalimu Victor Kakenyi who was a renowned fierce Unionist with Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) in Bungoma district by then.
Efforts to get a comment from Lifecare hospital Management were futile by the time of publishing this story.

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