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Man puts kidney on sale to secure son’s body from morgue

By KNA August 5th, 2015 1 min read

A 67 year-old-man has put his kidney on sale in order to secure his son’s body which is lying at an Eldoret hospital mortuary over unpaid hospital bill totaling Sh 4 million.

Joseph Ofisi from Segero village in Nambale Sub County in Busia County told KNA that his shuttling from one office to another in search of financial assistance since the death of his son in May this year has been in vain hence prompting him to put his kidney on sale to get the money.

Quinto Odendwa Mayunga, 33, was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of Medi Hill Hospital on 17th March 2015 where he died on 27th of May.

“Although my health has deteriorated since my son passed on at Medi Hill Hospital in May, I have opted to remain with one kidney rather than forget my son’s body at the mortuary and live a traumatizing life,” Ofisi said.


According to Ofisi, his son who was a boda boda operator was involved in an accident at Nambale urban area along Nambale-Amukura road where he was knocked by hit and run tractor ferrying sugarcane with only a single head lump.

Ofisi says the owners of the tractor have yet to own up but he suspects it belongs to a leading sugar company or its agents.

He is still appealing to the police to help him unravel the accident that took away his son leaving behind a wife and six children.

He says the hospital has already expressed willingness to waive Sh 2 million hence his passionate appeal to whoever is willing to buy his kidney to reach him on telephone numbers: 0725249794/0737441194.