After a week of mourning, a family in Nduu, Matungulu in Machakos county has been forced to cancel the burial of their kin after the body went missing from the Kangundo Level IV Hospital mortuary.
A dozen mourners had assembled at the morgue on Thursday to collect the body for transportation to Nduu village, Matunguku subcounty.
The body was taken to the facility last week for preservation awaiting the burial on Thursday.
But the mourners were shocked when the mortuary attendants produced a body of a man the family could not recognise.
“We were given the wrong body and upon inquiry, they informed us that another family had picked the body,” Family member said.
The family members said they had been told that ‘their’ body had already been buried by another family in Nyeri on Tuesday.