Three other things you need to know today

1. Kenyatta National Hospital to dispose 418 unclaimed bodies

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Tuesday, July 20, issued a notice to the public to collect their unclaimed bodies lying at the facility’s morgue.

In the notice, KNH sought to notify the public that there are 418 unclaimed bodies that have been in the custody of the facility for more than two weeks. The hospital urged members of the public to come and identify the unclaimed bodies lying at the KNH Farewell Home.

The bodies have been at the Farewell Home since the admission date, and the waiting period for the collection of the bodies has expired.

The notice warned that if the bodies were not collected in the next 7 days, KNH would seek authority from the courts to dispose of the bodies –

2. Muguga by-election: UDA to challenge Jubilee’s victory in court

Speaking at the PCEA Lay Training and Conference Centre in Zambezi, Muguga Ward, on Tuesday, July 20, the UDA officials said they would ask for a review of the rejected votes, which, they claim, a majority belonged to their candidate.

UDA’s chief agent in the recent mini-poll, James Gacheru, said, in the Tuesday press conference, that they will implore upon Peter Thumbi to rescind his concession so that they can file a petition in court.

Gacheru said they will file a petition asking for a vote recount. This comes after the party’s candidate wrote a concession speech on Friday, July 16 – The Standard.

3. Siaya tanker tragedy:  Residents asked to hand over fuel

The Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA) is calling on the residents of Malanga in Gem, Siaya County, to hand over fuel siphoned off from a tanker that overturned and caught fire at the weekend.

The explosion from the tanker after it was involved in a crash with a lorry carrying milk late Saturday left 15 people dead and dozens wounded.

In a statement, PIEA warned that fuel stored improperly in dwellings pose a risk to the residents as it could cause another flash fire or explosion and lead to more death and injuries.

According to PIEA, fuel should be stored in “carefully designed petroleum fuel receptacles” and not in jerrycans, and other portable fuel cans, as vapors around non-compliant fuel containers could ignite and explode at the slightest spark – The Standard.