By John Makuba
A family from Lukhokhwe Village in Tongaren, Bungoma County has urged Foreign Affairs minister, Monica Juma, to intervene and help in tracing the head of their dead kinsperson, who was returned to Kenya from Malawi recently.
The headless corpse belongs to Geoffrey Wekesa, a 42-year-old man, who worked as a long-distance goods transporter.
Wekesa’s father, Yusuf Khaemba, said his son died in a road accident in Malawi, 2, 100kms away from Kenya.
“We were shocked on Monday to receive my son’s headless body,” said Khaemba.
Wekesa’s widow, Susan Nasimiyu, told K24 Digital that her husband worked for a plastic tank manufacturing company headquartered in Mombasa, and was tasked to transport the products to far-flung countries in Eastern Africa.
Wekesa’s employer footed the cost of transporting his body via road from Malawi to Kenya.
Human rights activists in Bungoma, led by Violet Magwilu, have urged the State to intervene and help Wekesa’s family trace their loved one’s head to Malawi.
Wekesa’s body has been preserved at Kiminini Hospital morgue.