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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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SAD: 36 year old Kenyan IT expert found dead in his Virginia apartment, USA

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A Kenyan man has died in the United States. The body of Christiano Casper Tsuma was discovered the first week of November, 2018, in Virginia USA, three or so weeks after he died.

Chris was born on 12/23/81, in Illinois to Kenyan parents. He attended KU Nursery, KU Primary school, and Lenana School, where he graduated in 1999.

As an American citizen, Chris went back to the USA and joined Pre-military training. He joined USA Kadena Military Camp in Japan and specialized in IT attached to the Airforce section.

He graduated as Associate Professor and worked as a Network Administrator. He worked in S. Korea and then Kuwait as a Senior Network Engineer.

 

Chris then moved back to the USA and worked for Cisco as a Network Consulting Engineer from Jan. 2017 until April 2018.

Chris is son to the late Dr. Orren G. K. Tsuma and Mama Dorothy Tsuma.

His mother Dorothy Tsuma, who lives in Kenya and family members appeal for support to bring his remains back to Kenya to lay him to rest next to his late father. God bless you for your support.

 

Christiano (Chris) Tsuma  would have been 37 on Dec 23, 2018

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Next of Kin here in the US working  to bring Chris’s body home: Joyce Tsuma (sister), Raymond Osogo (cousin, lives in the DC area as well) – ph#1 (240) 449-5456. CashApp tag: cash.me/$NeEmaEleyae‬:

(Christiano (Chris) Tsuma ) Mother,Dorothy’s number:+254 712 539443

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Nairobi dust and old car tested Michele Obama’s love for her husband

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This year, First lady Michelle Obama was enjoying Beyonce and Jay Z’ performance in France while her husband Barack Obama visited his home and family in Kenya, Bondo.

The former American First lady Michelle Obama has now opened up on a possible reason why she did not accompany her husband Barrack Obama during his two recent visits to Kenya saying that her first visit in the country was just more than frustrating.

In her memoir titled “Becoming”, Michelle shared that on her first trip to Kenya in 1992 was full of misfortunes and even wore the wrong shoes. Obama’s sister, Auma, also had an old car that left her frustrated.

“Auma’s sky-blue VW was so old that it often needed to be pushed in order to get the engine into gear. I’d ill-advisedly bought new white sneakers to wear on the trip, and within a day, after all the pushing we did, they’d turned reddish brown, stained with the cinnamon-hued dust of Nairobi,” she shared. 

The 54-year-old who was born the US in 1964 added that the trip was also tiring and although she witnessed some beautiful scenaries, she was really frustrated.

“For every bit of awe we felt in Kenya, we were also tired, which led to quibbling, which led finally, for whatever reason, to rage. “I’m so angry at Barack,” I wrote in my journal. “I don’t think we have anything in common.” My thoughts trailed off there. As a measure of my frustration, I drew a long emphatic gash across the rest of the page,” the memoir went on.” she said. 

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Kenyans in US get discounts on fare, three luggage on KQ direct flight

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Kenya Airways has turned to the more than 100,000 Kenyans living in the US with generous discounts in a bid to shore up passenger numbers three weeks since it launched direct flights to New York.

National carrier, which has been grappling with low passenger numbers, says Kenyans who book tickets directly will enjoy a 10 per cent discount on fares and three of their luggage.

“The special rate for the Kenyan diaspora is only available for bookings made directly on our website,” Stephen Ngamau, KQ’s area manager for the Americas, says in a notice on display at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC.

“We encourage guests to enrol onto our database for more updates and offers… We look forward to having the Kenyan diaspora aboard Kenya Airways soon.” The fares on the New York route range between Sh79,000 and Sh105,000 depending on the booking period.

Kenya estimates the number of its citizens studying or working in the US at 130,000 even though other sources claim the figure could be as high as 300,000. The group has been very active in the country’s economic affairs with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) data showing that North America accounted for 50.8 per cent of the Sh197.1 billion that citizens living abroad sent home last year.

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The trend has continued this year with CBK data showing that Kenyans living in North America sent home Sh72.1 billion in the first six months of this year, representing a 69.3 per cent growth over the Sh42.5 billion received in a similar period last year.

Kenya launched its daily non-stop flights to the US on October 28 in what government officials said would stimulate tourism, trade and investments from the world’s largest economy.

The national carrier is cutting back on flights citing low demand. It has rescheduled flights covering November to March and cancelled 10 flights between last Monday and December 5.

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