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First Coronavirus victim buried in Kitale, Kenya

The ceremony was conducted by public health officials under the close watch of police officers

First coronavirus victim laid to rest.
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First Coronavirus victim buried in Kitale

The ceremony was conducted by public health officials under the close watch of police officers

One of the Coronavirus victims has been laid to rest in a low key ceremony in Kitale.

The burial of Engineer Namiinda Maurice was heavily guarded by police officers to ensure that the set guidelines regarding Covid 19 were adhered to.

Engineer Naaminda succumbed to the novel Coronavirus at the Aga Khan Hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Fortunately, his relatives including his widow who had been close to him since 30th March 2020 tested negative for the Coronavirus.

Engineer Namiinda has left behind five daughters and two sons.

Tradition

The deceased Coronavirus victim’s family expressed gratitude towards the Government for allowing them to bury their own in a decent manner.

They were happy that they were allowed to conduct their ceremony in accordance with their tradition.

Now they can see his grave to keep his memory alive.

Mental torture

The family of Engineer Namiinda vividly recalled the mental torture they had to brace during the mandatory quarantine period aimed at ascertaining whether they too had been infected by Covid 19.

Their greatest worry was not the fear of infection. They were more worried whether they will be allowed to give Engineer Namiinda a decent burial or his body will be cremated.

When the deceased’s body was finally delivered by the police, their worry waned since now they can “see” him.

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