Protesters raid newly-launched mortuary in Kisumu, loot equipment

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 30 Mar, 2023 20:41 | 2 mins read
Protestors raid newly-launched mortuary in Kisumu, loot equipment
Goons raid, loot funeral home in Kisumu. PHOTOS/(@AnyangNyongo)Twitter

Protesters in Kisumu on Thursday raided and looted a multi-million ultramodern funeral home at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital that was officially launched by Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o last week.

The Ksh37 million Kwee Funeral home was attacked by a group of rioters on Thursday evening who stole expensive mortuary equipment.

Kwee Funeral Home van vandalised. PHOTO/(@AnyangNyongo)Twitter

They raided the morgue moments after police officers took to the facility the body of a man who was lynched by a mob in Nyamasaria.

In a press statement, Governor Nyong'o strongly condemned the incident.

Kwee Funeral Home vandalised, looted by goons. PHOTO/(@AnyangNyongo)Twitter

The county boss said the facility was attacked by goons who were posing as Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition protesters.

"Goons posing as protesters this evening broke down a gate damaged and looted expensive mortuary equipment which I commissioned last week," he said.

He described the attack on the new funeral home - the first of its kind in Nyanza - as barbaric.

The county boss also wondered why the police did not protect the facility from the gang which also made away with computers and other valuable equipment.

"I want to ask the police to immediately launch investigations and arrest the criminals who committed this barbaric act," he said.

The facility was fitted with a modern and state of the art 24 body refrigeration unit, an indoor body trolley with tray, an outdoor body trolley with tray and cover, post mortem table, a safe, embalming table, autopsy set, and a hydraulic body lift.

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