Residents of Kisumu East, Kenya had been handled to a surprising incident, wherein a coffin carrying the physique of a middle-aged man was dumped exterior Lumumba Sub-County Hospital in unclear circumstances.
Eyewitnesses informed K24 Digital that at round 9am, they noticed just a few individuals offloading the casket from a pick-up and placing it on a picket stand close to the doorway of the well being facility.
“We didn’t know that the coffin had a physique inside. So, after we moved nearer and opened it, we had been shocked to seek out that it wasn’t empty; in it, was the physique of a person who seems to be in his 40s or 50s,” stated one of many eyewitnesses.
“The one who left the coffin behind informed us that he was taking the car to the storage, and would, thereafter, come again to take the physique,” stated one other eyewitness recognized as Completely happy, who sells mitumba garments close to Lumumba Hospital.
The residents, who considered the physique, stated none of them knew who the deceased was.
A couple of minutes previous 2pm, when police from Kisumu East had been virtually taking the casket away, two males rushed to the scene and claimed the deceased was their relative.
The duo was allowed to take the coffin, however instructed to first report statements with authorities.
Later Thursday afternoon, a pick-up carrying the coffin was pushed to Kanyakwar sides by the 2 males, who had claimed they had been associated to the deceased.
Police suspect that the grieving household didn’t need to bury their cherished one sooner than 3pm or 4pm as demanded by the county authorities rules on burials through the coronavirus disaster.
“We suspect that they dumped the coffin on the hospital to purchase time in order that they’ll bury their cherished on Thursday night. In Kisumu, the county authorities directed that our bodies ought to be buried virtually instantly after arriving on the burial venue,” stated a cop, who spoke in confidence.