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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.

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.

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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A Kenyan woman is firing warning shots at her compatriots who “grow horns”upon arrival in the developed countries. She saying that women who migrate from Africa have a tendency to start disrespecting their spouses. “The man is the head of the house just as Christ is the head of the Church,” she says in this newly released song, “Wamama.” Watch:

 

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Kenyan Businessman jailed in US for 10 years

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A wealthy Kenyan businessman has been jailed for 10 years in the United States.

Jeffrey Sila Ndungi who is a registered owner of two planes parked at Wilson Airport, was convicted on two counts of theft of public funds and one count of aggravated identity theft.

On August 9, 2016, Ndungi is accused of attempting to defraud the US Government a whopping Sh77 million.

According to evidence presented in court, the 32-year-old obtained Treasury check payable worth Sh77 million payable to an individual identified as C.S. that had been issued on a federal income tax return filed electronically from Kenya.

He then delivered the treasury check to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation (CI) undercover agent in exchange for Sh4, 800,000.

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However, he was arrested on September 11, 2016, at Los Angeles airport as he attempted to board a flight to Nairobi, Kenya.

“Sila was also convicted of the theft of another treasury refund check that had been issued on an electronically filed return filed in 2012,” the court papers read.

According to the US regulations, the maximum statutory penalty for the identity theft count is a mandatory term of two years in prison and a Sh25, 000,000 fine.  The maximum statutory penalty for the theft of public funds counts are a maximum statutory penalty of ten years in prison and a Sh25,000,000 fine.

Ndungi will serve his 10 years jail term at Dallas Prison.

Ndungi, who at the time of his trial was in the US on a tourist visa, was denied bail for being a flight risk.

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Mikel Ruffinelli (born 1972) is an American woman who currently holds the record of widest hip in the world, according to the World Record Academy.

Her weight is more than 420 pounds (190 kg) and her hips measures an unusual 8 feet (2.4 m) in circumference, although her waist is only 3 feet 4 inches (102 cm). She is 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Mikel was a normal-sized young woman and in her early 20s weighed an above average 13 stone (180 lb). But at 22, she put on 4 stone (56 lb) after having first child Andrew. After daughters Destynee, Autumn, and Justyce followed, her weight and hips ballooned further.

On her own admission, she eats an average 5,000 calories a day.

According to medical experts, possibly this extraordinary fat tissue accumulation turns out to be an advanced stage of a medical condition called lipedema.

Nonetheless, look at what her husband says about working with ‘heavy equipment’:

 

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