Kenya healthcare crisis

Felista Atieno can’t get her son’s body — he died in a road accident — from a Nairobi mortuary until she pays about $340 for an autopsy and daily holding fees. The mortuary has threatened to dispose of his body in a mass grave with other unclaimed bodies.
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( Edmund Sanders / Los Angeles Times / June 27, 2009 )

Felista Atieno can’t get her son’s body — he died in a road accident — from a Nairobi mortuary until she pays about $340 for an autopsy and daily holding fees. The mortuary has threatened to dispose of his body in a mass grave with other unclaimed bodies.

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