Karen Hospital in Nairobi photos
Karen Hospital in Nairobi. FILE

The wife of actor Charles Bukeko, commonly known as Papa Shirandula, has accused the Karen Hospital of negligence and later wanted to be paid.

Mrs Beatrice Andega, while speaking at her husband's funeral on Monday morning, said the hospital negligence led to his death.

According to the family, when he died outside the hospital, Karen Hospital officials wanted to hold on the body until they were paid.

She told mourners that hospital staff were slow despite being in the emergency in attending to her husband when she took him for treatment on Saturday, the lethal day.

"They didn't consider his condition an emergency and he died while we were at the waiting bay," she said.

Papa wife and kids at the burial, Papa Shirandula
Papa wife and kids at the burial, Papa Shirandula. PHOTO | NMG

" They later asked for money. They even threatened to hold the body if we were unable to pay their fees. But which fees? They declined to answer but gave us a bill, " a family member said.

The comedian died inside his car while waiting for hospital admission, his wife says.

"When he went to the hospital, he requested for three tests of malaria, pneumonia and Covid-19 but the hospital concentrated only on COVID and ignored the rest," Ms Andega added.

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