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Claim or we dispose, NMS issues a 7 day notice before disposing 191 unclaimed bodies

Dr Ouma Oluga

The Nairobi Metropolitan Service(NMS) will dispose 191 bodies that are unclaimed lying at the City Mortuary and Mama Lucy Hospital.

In a notice issued on Friday, March 4th, NMS Director of Health Services Dr, Ouma Oluga said the agency will seek authority to dispose the bodies if they are not claimed within 7 days.

He further added that this was in accordance with the Public Heath Act CAP 242.

“Public Health CAP 242, interested members of the public are asked to identify and collect the bodies within 7 days failure to which the NMS will seek authorities for disposal,” Oluga said.

139 of the  unclaimed bodies are lying at the Nairobi City Mortuary while the remaining 52 are at Mama Lucy Hospital Mortuary, all ranging from age 15 to 73 years old.

The last time the NMS gave orders to dispose unclaimed bodies was in October 2021 where there were 164 bodies that were lying uncollected.

Shillah Magret
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