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Couple buries daughter after Mater Hospital finally releases body

Twelve days after the Nation published a story of a Nakuru couple unable to bury a daughter because a hospital was detaining the body, the family finally gave her a proper send-off on Monday.

The woman who was 36 at the time of her death was buried at Nakuru South cemetery in a funeral attended by hundreds of people.

Mater Hospital released Loice Wanja’s body to Mr Edward Ng’ang’a and his wife Janet on November 8.

She died on September 21 after a heart surgery on July 30.

Wanja incurred a Sh10 million bill. The family has paid Sh4 million so far.

“I’m grateful to the Nation for highlighting our agony. This is a relief to my wife, the family, neighbours and the two children Wanja left,” Mr Ng’ang’a said.

Mr Kamau Kamau, the family lawyer, successfully made an application at the High Court to compel the hospital to release the body.