She once loved to cook and came up with different recipes, but now, spending the day with corpses is what puts food on her table.

Sarah Nyambura, 35, developed a passion in human anatomy after visiting a mortuary to collect the body of a close cousin.

She was born in Thunguma village, Nyeri County but while she was still at a tender age, both her parents died, leaving her siblings in her hands.

“Life was challenging and we were forced to learn to do house chores on our own. Being the elder girl, I took over and cooking for my siblings became part of me,” said Nyambura.

After completing high school, Nyambura studied food production and catering, a course that helped her secure a job in a Nyeri hotel.