Questions as decomposing bodies remain unclaimed at Garissa morgue

By Nyaboga Kiage On Sun, 12 Sep, 2021 17:43 | < 1 min read
Garissa Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue. PHOTO/COURTESY

Questions are being raised over 11 unidentified bodies that are lying at the Garissa Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.

The bodies which have been described as badly mutilated were discovered floating in River Tana and taken to the morgue. The lifeless bodies have been unidentified for the last three months.

It has emerged that all the bodies that had been discovered from the river and are unclaimed showed signs of torture with majority of them having their feet and hands tied.

Some of the bodies according to sources were tied to huge stones which are also at the morgue.

Police say that it has become hard to launch investigations in order to establish and identify the bodies because so far no one has recorded statements on missing persons.

Ali Ndiema who is the Tana North Police Commander said that it had also proven futile to take the fingerprints of the 11.

“The bodies are badly decomposed that we cannot even take the fingerprints and try to identify them. However, we have taken some samples and sent them to the government chemist for DNA analysis,” Ndiema said.

Police in both counties, Tana and Garissa are asking members of the public to make reports in case a member of their kin is missing.

It all started when the Garissa Teaching and Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Ambrose Misori raised alarm over the bodies.

“Majority of the bodies that were brought here had their hands and feet tied. They also showed signs of torture,” he said.

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