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13 Jun 2017

26 Year Old Mortuary Attendant Gives Shocking Reasons Why She Can't Stay Away From The Dead For 24 Hours


Alice Awuor Omito,26 from Rongo, Migori County, Kenya, has shocked many after
confessing that preparing the dead for burial is the one thing that makes her happy. .

The employee of Rosewood Funeral Home in Rongo said that she dropped out of nursing
school after fears that she would not secure
employment after school. .

The mortician began working as a morgue attendant at Star Mortuary in Kisumu two years
ago, aged 24 before transferring to Rosewood in
Rongo and says that she can’t imagine being away from the dead.

“I enjoy spending a better part of my working days with the dead. I can’t
imagine staying away from them even for a single working day. I have to go
and look at the bodies stored in freezers daily,” she said.

“I discontinued my studies in nursing and pursued mortuary science because of
available job opportunities in the latter field. I don’t regret changing professions,
not one bit,” Awuor added.

She narrated her journey to being a female in a male dominated field, adding that she has come to love her job, and would not substitute it for
another. “When I was new in this job I had fears and challenges handling the dead, but now I
enjoy every bit of my work. .
I adapted so fast and I am comfortable,”
she says. The mother of one however disclosed the challenges that come with
being a mortician, confessing that it has
not been a smooth ride for her.

“My boyfriend recently dumped me when I told him that I work as a morgue attendant.

Discrimination is just one of the several challenges I face for being a mortician.
The challenges are normal though. No job is immune to challenges regardless
its nature,” says Awuor.
She revealed why marriage would be her last thing:
“I fear my partner would dump me once he gets to know about my job. I don’t want to go through the same experience


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