School Orders Postmortem on Student Before Informing Family of Death

  • A mortuary. Isibania Boys High School has been accused of conducting a postmortem on one of its students before informing his family. Twitter
  • A family in Rongo, Migori County is demanding answers from Isibania Boys High School after the death of a son who had reported to the institution the previous day. 

    Speaking to the press, a representative revealed that the family was informed of Fredrick Oyugi's death after the body was transferred to the mortuary.

    The deceased form one's kin protested that a postmortem had already been performed on the boy's body without approval from the family.

    bus belonging to the Isbania Boys High School.
    A bus belonging to Isbania Boys High School. The school claimed that the boy collapsed during a math lesson.

    The school claimed that the boy had just collapsed and died in during a math class 

    "He wasn't sick and left home on Thursday, we don't believe the school, that the boy had just collapsed in class during a math lesson.

    "We want to know why they took him to the mortuary and went on to operate on him before letting us know," the family representative emphatically stated.

    She further noted that the doctors who performed the operation on Oyugi's body also contravened the law, as no family member was present to authorise the procedure.

    "Any time someone dies, a family member must be present. They must produce their identity documents and decide where to preserve the body," she added.

    The school claimed to have tried to reach the boy's parents through phonecalls but Oyugi's mother was allegedly not picking her phone.

    It also stated that the Sub County Director of Education, one Mathera, was the only government official who confirmed the death of the boy.

    screengrab of  the family rep speaking to the media
    screengrab of the family rep speaking to the media. She stated that the school reported the death after performing a postmortem of the body