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Orengo Raises Four Key Issues About The Covid-19 Death Case In Siaya



Senator James Orengo in Tuesday took to the floor to address the controversial issue of the burial of Mr. James Oyugi Onyango in Ukwala, Siaya.

Orengo also doubles as a leader in the county at hand.

Orengo had earlier on Monday directed his lawyers led by LSK Chairman, Nelson Havi to institute a legal suit over what has been termed as a barbaric and most inhuman burials of recent times.

Mr. Oyugi was hurriedly buried on Sunday morning with his body bundled in a body bag and buried in a shallowly done grave. Many Kenyans have come out to the call the authorities over the manner in which this was conducted.

“While we appreciate the circumstances in which the country is in, and cognisant of the ministry of health guidelines, on handling the bodies of the persons who have died of Covid19, the burial of James Oyugi elicites serious concerns that I would wish the Ad-Hoc committee on Covid19 situation in Kenya to look into.” Orengo rose to the floor.

Agitated with the matter, Senator Orengo wants the committee to answer these four key matters;

  1. The cause of death.
  2. The reason and justification for the burial the deceased at night and in a shallow grave and without being placed in a coffin as the family had planned.
  3. Why there was a complete disregard of protocols laid out by the ministry of health concerning respect for the dignity of the dead.l, hours of burial and sensitivity to acceptable cultural practices and traditions.
  4. Why there was no consultation with the family and the community before burial.
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