Two Komarock Children Stranded With Body Of Their Dead Mother
Two children in Humama slums in Komarock area are stranded with the body of their mother who died three weeks ago and is currently at the city mortuary.
The two girls aged six years and 14 years were living with their mother in their mabati shanty in Umama village, Komarock in Nairobi.
It took the effort of their neighbours to take the decomposing mother of their mother to the City mortuary.
According to her neighbours the deceased has no relative as she was only staying with her two daughters.
“The girls’ mother died in the house, so as neighbours we offered to take her to the mortuary since we tried to look for their relatives to no success,” said a neighbour.
The matter has however, been complicated by a move by one of the resident who booked the body at City mortuary with his details as husband but later disappeared making it difficult to get the body out of the morgue.
‘‘She does not have any relatives we have been trying to get the body so that we burry as her neighbours but the City mortuary officials refused to release her …we need assistance from the government so that we can have an opportunity to burry her at Langata cemetery,’’ a neighbour told Ghetto Radio News.
They are asking well wishers to help them raise the two girls who now have nowhere to go to.
‘‘We have taken the kids in and we are living with them here but if there is anyone out there who can help us raise them we will appreciate… its not an easy task,’’ they added.