There was public outrage on Friday after Kenyans online expressed disapproval with the decision to fly out Jubilee’s Party Secretary-General, Raphael Tuju, for specialised treatment.
Taking on twitter to express their sentiments, Kenyans could not understand why politicians did not trust the facilities in Kenya to offer them services given to a common Kenyan.
This, in turn, saw Lee Funeral Home trend as the only facility that the rich and politicians trusted to provide the best services in the country.
One Twitter user sarcastically asserted that the only facility that the politicians trusted was Lee funeral home.
So the only facility this people trust in kenya is Lee funeral home alone .. issorrait https://t.co/EOt17QP1eo
— Underworld Boss (@castro_karani) February 21, 2020
Kenyans on twitter,(KOT), further decided to audit the profits made by the entity since the beginning of the year top among them been from former retired president Daniel Moi death.
Raphael Tuju flown to London for treatment
Lee funeral home owners: pic.twitter.com/B344XIpLLn
— Field Negro (@XMalcomme) February 21, 2020
— Mjengo Specialist (@Mbaka254) February 21, 2020
Lee funeral is Kenya’s most prestigious funeral home known to preserve bodies of the wealthiest and prominent people in Kenya.
The luxurious temporary resting place for the deceased is owned by John Lee.
In a video from the facility, Lee noted that he was motivated to build the private place after several people complained of the poor state of City mortuary.
He further explained that the former Attorney General Charles Njonjo hastened the idea than he anticipated.
According to the Kenyan born with British descent, Njonjo approached him one day at the hospital and gave him a scare.
The eloquent ex-AG asked Lee if he could build a first-class funeral home at the health facility’s ground.
“He (Njonjo) said would you like to build a funeral parlour on the grounds of Nairobi Hospital?” uttered Lee.
The former British police officer noted that the dream became a reality in 1987 and later opened it to the public in 1988.
He pointed out that the funeral home was established in order to provide quality services to the families that lost their loved ones.
The place acted as a temporary storage place for the body until a decision was reached by the families to either cremate or bury their dead.
The soft-spoken Lee reiterated that he was impressed that his achievement motivated the setting up of other funeral homes around the country.
“I was more than pleased to see many funeral homes starting all over Kenya especially in tining little villages. I was more than happy to put them in touch with many suppliers of where we got our things from,” pronounced the owner.