As reported by Radio Citizen at 8 a.m, It was all drama in Inyakalai village, Kakamega’s Lurambi Sub County where the family of the late Eliud Musonye refused to let the police take the body of their loved one to the mortuary.
Police tried to convince them that it was a standard procedure that an autopsy ought to be conducted on the deceased to determine the cause of death but the family denied citing financial reasons.
Eventually, the police managed to force their authority in order to claim the body and take it to the Kakamega Referral Hospital mortuary. The family hurled insults at the police and threatened that the police will be the ones responsible for signing off the body from the mortuary.
The deceased owned rental houses in the area but was, unfortunately, a heavy drinker. The 37-year-old passed on yesterday after consuming the popular local illicit brew- chang’aa. It is said that the deceased had not eaten well for the past 3 days. The illicit brew is known to cause severe health complications if consumed on an empty stomach.
The elders expressed their displeasure with the deceased family's behavior. They nonetheless called on the police to launch an operation to arrest those who are brewing the dangerous brew.
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