The family of the woman who succumbed to her injuries at MP Shah Hospital paid Sh25,000 after the hospital ‘revised’ the initial ‘interim’ bill of Sh850,000. Daniel Moro, the elder brother of the deceased Matilda Anyango, said that the hospital agreed to release the body after receiving the payment.
“I first went to the hospital on Tuesday after being called to witness the postmortem conducted by the government pathologist. Later, I was told I could take the body but delays in the system saw the clearance office close for the day before we could finalise the process,” Mr Moro said.
“I was told to go back on Wednesday where upon arrival I was directed to the CEO’s office, asked how much we had, told them we were only able to raise the Sh25,000. I was told to pay what we had and take away the body,” he said adding that they later transferred Matilda’s body to Chiromo mortuary.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the private hospital said the family was now free to collect her body for burial.