HomeHealthFamilies will now have to bury their loved ones in 24 hours as Mortuaries close in the North Rift
Families will now have to bury their loved ones in 24 hours as Mortuaries close in the North Rift
March 18, 2020
Governors from the North Rift have decided to shut down mortuaries across the region.
Families will now have only 24 hours to bury their dead.
NOREB Governors arrived at this decision after a joint meeting of the North Rift Economic Bloc.
The move was meant to curb congestion in morgues and to have fewer people attending funerals.
The governors were meeting at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in a meeting headed by Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago.
Mandago said that funerals should be attended by at most 50 people in order to reduce congestion.
He said that the painful decision was unavoidable since they wanted to keep the Covid-19 from spreading in the region. The meeting was also attended by Nandi’s Stephen Sang, West Pokot’s John Lonyangapuo, Baringo’s Stanley Kiptis, and Trans Nzoia’s Patrick Khaemba. Elgeyo Marakwet and Samburu were represented by Deputy Governor’s Wisley Rotich and Julius Leseeti.
Health workers who have gone on leave were recalled by Governor Mandago.
The CEO of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Wilson Aruasa said that MTRH would be requiring families to collect the bodies of their loved ones immediately for burial.