The burial for the late former Kaloleni MP Gunga Mwinga has been pushed to January 9.
According to the burial committee, the change was to grant the former MP a befitting sendoff. The Burial Committee is led by Philip Ziro.
Last week, the family had set January 2 as the burial date.
The burial will be at Chalani village, in Chanagande, Kaloleni sub-county.
Several mourners who thronged the Pandya hospital to view the body were astonished after they were informed that the body cannot be viewed.
Ziro explained that he had been informed by the mortuary attendants at Pandya Memorial Hospital that the body had to be treated first before mourners are allowed to view it.
The body has been transferred from the Mombasa Hospital morgue to the Pandya Memorial Hospital morgue where it will stay until around January 8.
Although disappointed, the mourners, who had gathered at the hospital from as early as 1 pm, said they understood. Mwinga had been admitted at the Mombasa Hospital since December 18.