The mortuary at Kenyatta National Hospital is the place to go if you’ve lost a loved one and don’t know what became of them.
After allowing Kenyans 21 days to come forward and claim their loved ones from the hospital’s mortuary, the hospital will proceed with a mass burial of the dead that was never claimed.
The plan is to make extra space so more people can use the facility.
Because of its status as the major referral hospital in the country, KNH is often flooded with emergency patients, some of whom are victims of hit-and-run accidents who have been brought there by concerned citizens or the police.
The list revealed by the hospital’s CEO Evanson Kamuri includes unclaimed dead from January to October, including newborns.