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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH SEPT 2019-A Family in Bungoma is still wondering whether it should go on and bury the body of its relative who was a driver in Malawi and died in the country with the body having been brought without a head.
The deceased, Geoffrey Khaemba, was a father of two and is alleged to have died in a road accident in Malawi.
The 42-year-oldhad been working with Exotank Transport Company.
His wife Susan Simiyu says he left their home in Lukhokhwe village, Tongaren on August 18, 2019 for work in Mombasa.
The wife who spoke to Citizen digital says he called her the next day saying he had been assigned a job to transport cargo to Malawi.
All was well until September 1 when she received a phone call from the company informing her that her husband had been involved in a road accident and died on the spot.
The family was told that the company would make arrangements to transfer the body back to Kenya.
A week later, the body arrived at the Namanga border point and was transported to Nairobi by a driver from Exotank.
Reports indicate that the family was unable to view the body as they were told that it had been sealed for secure transportation.
According to Susan, the body was moved to Kiminini morgue in Bungoma and it is here that all hell broke loose.
Upon arrival at the morgue for viewing at 7am the next morning, they discovered that the body was without a head.
When they inquired from the driver, he claimed that he was unaware of the state of the body as he had only been instructed to deliver it to the family.
Susan says that in Busuku tradition, a body cannot be buried without the head as it symbolizes the leadership of the home.
The family is now urging the Government to assist them get the missing body part so that they can bury their loved one.