The body of a Kenyan doctor who died in Cuba has been buried in Likoni area of Mombasa, hours after it arrived from Havana.
Dr Ali Hamisi Juma was buried in a brief emotional send off ceremony held at Vijiweni Muslim cemetery, in Shika Adabu.
The body was flown into the country early Friday and was received at the Moi International Airport by the family, friends, fellow doctors and various leaders from Coast region among them Members of parliament and MCAs.
Likoni MP Mishi Mboko, who is the doctor’s sister, could not contain her tears as the body was being taken out of the plane.
Emotions ran high at the airport as the plane carrying the remains of Dr. Juma touched down.
The body was them transferred to the Coast Provincial General Hospital in a convoy of vehicles for a second autopsy that was conducted by Chief government pathologists Johansen Oduor. The first autopsy was done in Havana and results handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and then forwarded to Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and Mombasa governor Hassan Joho.
On Wednesday, Joho confirmed receipt of the report but could not disclosed the results only saying that the family of the late Dr Juma had been given the results. However, Mboko claimed they were yet to see the postmortem results.
At the mortuary, some differences emerged between Mombasa county government Chief Health Officer Khadija Shikely and doctors after Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KPMDU) officials were denied entry to witnessed the autopsy.
KMPDU Coast region Secretary Dr Abidan Mwachi said the union is still determined to get to the bottom of the cause of death.