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LATEST DETAILS: Family reveals cause of Susan Njeri Thomi Kariuki’s death, sets up Gofundme account

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Details of what led to the death of Susan Njeri Kariuki, the founder of Karisan Media,  emerged Sunday as the Kenya community in the US and other parts of the world continued to express shock and disbelief upon learning of the demise of arguably one of the most recognizable Kenyan women in the United States.
The Dallas-based Kenyan entrepreneur passed away  Friday after a short illness.

Ms Kariuki died after going into Acute Respiratory distress and was also battling pneumonia related complications at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, a suburb of Dallas.

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According to the hospital, Ms Kariuki also had a serious bacterial infection in her blood stream which further complicated her health.

According to family sources who spoke to jambonewspot.com, Ms Kariuki went to Methodist Hospital near Carrollton Texas for a checkup. The medical staff at the hospital realized that she needed further medical attention and transferred her to Texas Presbyterian where she was admitted.

On Wednesday she was responding well to treatment and spent the day talking to her Mum who was in New Jersey and her siblings in Kenya.

On Thursday however, when she was talking to her mum, she was coughing a lot and while they were still on the phone, she went into respiratory shock and passed out. Her mum tried calling back several times and eventually a nurse answered and relayed Njeri’s condition to her.

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She however stabilized but doctors said she had severe pneumonia and had excessive fluids in her lungs.

They were able to drain the fluids but her condition did not significantly improve.

Susan Njeri Thomi Kariuki seen in this undated photo with King, her dog. PHOTO I COURTESY

During this time, her cousin Grace Waigwa had been checking up on her and relaying her status to her mum. She stayed by her side most of the time.

On Friday morning when Ms Waigwa went to check on her, the doctors informed her that Ms Kariuki’s chances of survival were 50-50. They actually doubted she would make it to 6pm on that day.

The doctor said that Ms Kariuki had developed sepsis which is a life-threatening illness caused by the body’s response to an infection in the bloodstream. The response by the body to fight the infection causes damage to the body’s own organs and tissues.

Ms Kariuki’s kidneys failed and eventually shut down.

Ms Waigwa informed Ms Kariuki’s mum and also called a few friends to be with her.

At this point, she had been coding every two hours. Coding is a medical term used when a patient experiences a life threatening event that requires intervention by paramedics or emergency response personnel.

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Ms Kariuki eventually passed on in the early afternoon.

Kenyans across social media expressed shock and dismay after the news broke with many noting her contributions to the community.

Many expressed disbelief as they had interacted with her during the Face of Kenya USA event held in Dallas on Saturday.

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Following the sudden death Susan Njeri Kariuki, her mum, family and friends invite you to join them on Saturday August 26th at David and Grace’s (her cousin) home at 409 Vista Noche Drive, Lewisville TX 75067 from 7pm.

Another meeting will be held on Sunday, August 27th at 5pm.

A memorial service is tentatively set for Wednesday August 30th but more details will be availed.

Susan knew no boundaries, she has lived amongst us with joy, her voice will live in memories for long.

If you would like to make contributions towards her send off using CashApp, you can use CashApp no 410-900-4527

You can also donate via gofundme at https://www.gofundme.com/susannjerikariuki

For further information please contact the following
Grace Waigwa 2147266839
David Gachie. 4109004527
Betty Ellis. 8326466491
Alex Karundu. 4694388388
Grace Chege. 2146169894

Source –jambonewspot

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VIDEO: Mystery as Kenyan woman found dead in a car on the highway with rope around her neck

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After reports Sunday morning of a car stopped on the left side of southbound Loop 101 in Phoenix, Arizona, a Kenyan woman was found unresponsive in the car with a rope around her neck and later pronounced dead, the Department of Public Safety said.

The woman was identified as 29-year-old Stella W. Kiarie. She was an employee of the Arizona Department of Health Services where she worked with refugees.

Officials said Monday that after seeing there was a car seat in the woman’s car, detectives went to her house because they were concerned about the whereabouts of the child. Detectives found a 1-year-old baby boy alone at the house.

The Arizona Department of Child Safety responded and took over care for the child.

DHS also released a statement Monday confirming Kiarie’s death:

All of Stella’s colleagues at Arizona Department of Health Services were saddened by this news and this devastating loss. Stella was a kind, compassionate and important member of this team. Our deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

DPS says the HOV and two other lanes were closed four hours as the scene was under investigation.

No other details were released about the woman’s death. It is uncertain if it is being investigated as a suicide or homicide.

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The incident remains under investigation.

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Upon arrival, troopers found a white vehicle crashed against the concrete median wall. The car had some damage to its passenger side.

Troopers determined that it had been traveling southbound on the highway when it crashed.

They then entered the car through an unlocked door and found an unconscious female in the driver’s seat, later determined to be Kiarie.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kiarie was found with injuries that “were not consistent” with the minor crash with the median wall.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that troopers at the scene reported finding the woman “with a rope around her neck.”

A child safety seat was found in the vehicle, so detectives went to Kiarie’s home and found a 1-year-old boy by himself. He was taken into custody by the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

 

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Atlanta based Kenyan woman in dire need of help

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BY CIRU GIKANGA

I am reaching out to all of you because I urgently need your help. In the many years we’ve not seen each other the Rheumatoid Arthritis has taken over and deformed most of my joints. I have put up this video to explain what help I need and why. Please watch to the end.

Here’s the brief part that sounds off in the beginning: “My name is Christine Ciru Gikanga and l have have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for 29 yrs going to clock 30 yrs in September 2018, having been diagnosed back in 1988 while in my 2nd yr in high school. Here is the GOFUNDME LINK

Watch the video below:

Attached are the pictures showing the progression of the disease: 1st picture was taken in 1999:

 

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US warns Kenyans over fake marriages, says they won’t be allowed to fly out

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The US embassy in Nairobi on Monday issued a warning to Kenyans getting duped into fake marriages to acquire a visa.

Through their official social media pages, the embassy advised caution in the event somebody offers to get you a green card using dubious means.

“Has anyone ever told you they can get a green card for you? Don’t believe them! They are lying and just trying to steal your money. Don’t believe them when they say you can have a fake marriage and still get your green card.

“If you apply with a fake marriage, you will get caught and you will not get your green card. You will become permanently ineligible to ever go to the United States, and you will never be able to get a U.S. visa or a green card,” the embassy warned.

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Kenyans were further urged to apply for a visa or the green card lottery by themselves.

The statement conveyed: “You don’t need to use a fixer to apply for the diversity visa or green card lottery. You can do it yourself and pay the required fee.”

The embassy stated that one should only apply through the Embassy’s official website.

“If you know about anyone promising they can get a green card for you if you enter into a fake marriage, go to the police and report them. You should also report them to the U.S. Embassy,” the statement concluded.

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Earlier last week, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec announced that the United States government was gearing up to fight fake news in Kenya adding that it had eroded confidence in Kenya’s real news media.

Speaking during an interview, Godec stated: “Fake news is being weaponized. It’s undermining democracy in Kenya.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta with US Secretary of Transport Anthony Foxx (C) and Ambassador Robert Godec when he led a US business delegation to State House, Nairobi on June 25, 2015. PHOTO | PSCU

He further remarked: “We’re not asking them to believe any particular thing. We’re just urging people not to take everything they see on their phone via WhatsApp as the truth because it may not be.”

Source -Kenyans.co.ke

 

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