Kwale families who their kin’s bodies were found badly mutilated at Tsavo national park on Saturday are protesting outside Makindu Sub-county hospital demanding the release of the bodies for burial.
The families are condemning the police and Makindu hospital administration for denying them the bodies.
The families say they have completed all the required process but denied the remains of their loved ones.
The protests began Sunday night with the families vowing to paralyse all the activities at the hospital until they are handed the bodies for burial.
Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid urged the government to stop tormenting the already suffering families and give them the bodies.
“We are in a very pathetic state as Kenyans, how can police be such inhuman to an extent of denying families bodies for burial?” He posed.
According to the rights activist, the government should unconditionally release the bodies.
“We will picket right at the main entrance of Makindu Sub-County hospital until the 4 bodies are released to the families for burial, ” noted Mr. Khalid.
Bodies of Juma said Sarai, Khalfan Linuku, Abdallah Nassir Gatana and Usama Nassir were found at the deep Tsavo national park in Taita Taveta County on Saturday.
They were badly mutilated, burnt, tied with ropes on the neck, hands and legs and showed signs of strangulation.
Khalid condemned security agents who the organization highly suspects involvement in the killing.
“Incompetent Kenya Police! They fail to secure Kenyans and now fail to release bodies of those killed for burial,” disclosed Mr. Khalid
Meanwhile mourning families in Kwale are still waiting for the bodies for burial.