One body from Mandera attack yet to be identified

October 29, 2016 9:46 am
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Masai said that families of bodies already identified have been issued with burial permits. Photo/FILE.
Masai said that families of bodies already identified have been issued with burial permits. Photo/FILE.

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – One body from Tuesday’s Mandera attack is yet to be identified even as government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor led post mortem examinations on 11 others.

The National Disaster Management Unit is calling on the public or anyone with missing kin to help in identifying the body that is still lying at the Chiromo Mortuary.

“The body is believed to be of a person known as “Charles Mutie” but that has not been confirmed. We are appealing to friends and relatives to the said one Charles Mutie to come forward and do formal identification so that other process can follow,” Pius Masai of the National Disaster Management unit (NDMU) said.

Masai said that families of bodies already identified have been issued with burial permits.

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has offered to help affected families transport the 11 bodies to their respective Counties.

The 12 people were killed on Tuesday when Al Shabaab attackers stormed a guest house in Mandera town. All the dead were non locals who were spending the night at the hotel.

The government has already imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the volatile town that is located near the Somali border.

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