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Man Hurriedly Buried as COVID-19 Case in Mombasa Finally Given a Decent Burial After 6 Months

The man died on 4 April 2020, before he was hurriedly buried as a COVID-19 case, only for results to reveal the man did not have COVID-19.

The body of Clinton Shilisia Wanjira was in April handled as COVID-19 before it was hurriedly buried at the Mbaraki Cemetery in Mombasa County.

His family pleased with authority to have the deceased's body moved to Western for a decent burial as per the Luhya tradition

Unfortunately, the family's wish to have the body of their son bore no fruits considering the rate at which the COVID-19 pandemic was ravaging the nation.

However, the body was treated as COVID-19 case even before sample results they had sent to the laboratory would prove the same.

Clinton's mother Edith Wanjira told the Standard that his son was taken to Pandya Hospital when he fell sick.

Health officials after exhuming Clinton's body at the Mbaraki cemetery in Mombasa. Image: COURTES

Pandya Hospital then referred the patient to Cost General Hospital after he suspected of having coronavirus.

While at Coast General, it was revealed that he had a problem with his respiratory system and not COVID-19, but without taking any chances, they took his samples and sent them to Nairobi for testing.

He was treated and later allowed to go home

However, on April 4, his condition worsened, he was then rushed to Pandya hospital only for him to be pronounced dead on arrival.

That is when his body was treated as COVID-19 case and buried in required protocols.

On April 8, the test results from Kenya Marine and Research Institute Nairobi revealed that Clinton did not contract Covid-19.

The results made his parents seek permission to have the body exhume the body for proper burial as per their tradition, and on October 21, their wish was granted.

“I’m happy that it’s an end to the most painful six months of my life. My son will finally be laid to rest where his umbilical cord was buried,” said his mother Edith Wanjira as reported by the Standard.

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Clinton Shilisia Wanjira Edith Wanjira Mbaraki Mombasa Nairobi


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