Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Manasseh's badges.

Family in agony as kin’s body remain in morgue over KES.10 million bill

01 April 2016, 14:48 Joseph Njung’eh

Nairobi - A family in Kirinyaga County is appealing to well-wishers to help them settle a KES.10 million hospital bill incurred by his daughter who has since passed on.

According to Samuel Murithi Githae, Coptic hospital in Nairobi has refused to release the body of Susan Wanjiru, 32, for burial, until the outstanding bill is paid in full.

Githae said he could not raise the millions required to settle the bill since he retired from the civil service 25 years ago with a meager pension.

“Our efforts have only enabled us to raise slightly over KES.1.2 million which is just a drop in the ocean compared to the huge outstanding balance the hospital is demanding,” he said.

He said that apart from the huge bill, the deceased has also left behind two young children aged three and six years since she was a single mother.

Githae said they took the KES.1.2 million to the hospital with the hope that they would get their daughter’s body for burial but the hospital insisted they had to clear the bill in full.

“We don’t know what to do anymore and this is why we are appealing for help from well-wishers including our beloved President Uhuru Kenyatta so that we can give our departed daughter a befitting send off,” he said.

The deceased’s mother, Ruth Wanjiku, said the death of her daughter had plunged the family into deep financial crisis leaving them helpless.

Wanjiku said her daughter was taken ill and admitted at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi on December 26, 2015 in serious condition.

She said they were later forced to transfer her from to Coptic hospital due to accumulated bill where she passed on 10 days ago.

Speaking at the family home in Sagana town, she said they are now stranded since the body cannot be released for burial until the bills for the two hospitals are settled.

Those who may wish to assist the family can do so through the Pay Bill number 339356 or through the office of the Kirinyaga County Commissioner

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

4 ways to handle your cheating man

24 October 2016, 21:02

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?