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VIDEO: Kenyan student who died aboard a Delta plane in US had enlarged heart, autopsy reveals

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A Preliminary Autopsy (Post-mortem) report released Thurday shows that Griffin Gutwa, the Minnesota college Medical student who collapsed and died aboard Delta Flight from San Diego California to Minneapolis,  suffered from a Heart condition known as  Cardiomegaly or an abnormally enlarged Heart.

Minnehaha Medical Coroner,  Dr. Kenneth Snell, however says the actual cause or trigger is still unknown.

Relatives and friends are still reeling in shock over the death saying they knew the deceased as a very active young man who did not drink or smoke and adhered to the Seventh-Day Adventist’s strict tenets of a healthy lifestyle.

“He did his medical tests or Medical physicals a few months ago before joining the University of California San Diego ,and it all turned out to be all good ,and no known issue was reported or scheduled for checkup as per the Medical report compiled by the Family Doctor and attested by the Parents,” reported KDRTV on Thursday.

Griffin Gutwa’s body was transferred to Minnesota, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Wednesday 27, 2017 and the Family got a chance to view his remains on Thursday 28, 2017.

 

The Mother is still asking whether something could have been done to help his son reach his destination and if anyone missed a chance to do so.

“They said they don’t know what caused it,” she said. Cardiomegaly has a number of causes, but some of the most common are high blood pressure or coronary artery disease, according to WebMD.

The late Gutwa. photo/courtesy.

The mother said she is troubled by the unexplainable loss, saying that her son never told her of any serious health issues and that a recent physical had shown no signs of problems. She added that he wasn’t taking any medications.

“He never complained about his health and we would talk frequently,” she said. “This is a condition that can lead to death if it’s triggered, but he never showed any symptoms like hypertension. Nothing.”

She described Griffin Gutwa as being “very active” in high school; on the court as a basketball player and also in church serving as a dedicated deacon at the Southview Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Griffin Gutwa’s uncle Bernard Gutwa added: “He was a very active boy and a good basketball player. Some of his basketball team players are the ones who are being invited to serve as his pallbearers.”

KDRTV reported that  Gutwa’s remains will be interred in Minnesota as per the Family’s plans. A few close family members are expected to travel from Kenya to pay their last respects which might delay the burial date to enable them to view his remains before his internment the process might take a few days to complete because they’ve to get Visas from the American Embassy in Kenya.

 Gutwa, known to many as Babu , was an intelligent 18 year old who, according to family members,  was the most kind-hearted person you’d ever meet and he brought joy to everyone around him.

“Whatever obstacles came his way, he was able to overcome them with ease and with all faith in the Lord. He was a hard worker who did his all to better the life of his family,” read a statement.

Babu passed away on his flight back home from school on Friday, Dec 22nd.

On Sunday January 7, 2018 there will be a Memorial service cum Fundraiser at the Southview SDA Church from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM ,the address is 5750 Wentworth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The Funeral/burial service will be announced later.

Friends and well-wishers are still meeting at their residence in Burnsville, 13612 Grand Avenue S MN 55379 to offer Family members prayers and support.

A Gofundme Page was created in assisting with the with the Burial process.


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Deep-Dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At Alabama A&M University

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BY BOB MWITI

Have you ever wondered what it takes to study your master’s in America?. Well, in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I take a deep-dive analysis of taking your master’s at Alabama A&M University. If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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Introduction To Data Science

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BY BOB MWITI

In this 4th Industrial revolution, data is the new oil. Data Scientist has been dubbed “the sexiest Job of the 21st century”.

If you are smart and you would love to get into tech consulting as a data scientist, get in touch with us after watching this introduction lesson on data science.

You can download our data science program handbook from our website at www.appstecamerica.com

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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TRAGEDY: Kenyan woman -Susan Wangui Njenga – passes away in the US

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It is with deep sorrow and the acceptance of God’s will that we announce the sudden demise of Susan Wangui Njenga of Maryland, USA.

Daughter of the late Charles Njenga Ng’ang’a and the late Peris Wanjiku Njenga. Mother to Samantha Masawi and Tinashe Masawi of Maryland, USA. Devoted sister to Mercy Njenga, Arthur Njenga, Margaret Mbugua, Jane Njenga, Rachel Njenga, Stephen Kariuki, Alice Waweru, Mary Njenga and Nancy Njenga.

Caring sister-in-law to the late Joe ‘Rogers’ Mbugua, Zacks Waweru, Jacinta Kariuki, Steve Mbugua and Jacinta Njihia, among others. Loving aunt to Byron & Irene Kibunia, Quincy & Kui Njenga, Toya Njenga, Charles & Naomi Njenga, James & Muthoni Makumi, Konrad & Sarai Paruch, Njenga Kariuki, Jade-Candice Waweru, Andrew & Wanjiku Ndungu, Abraham Waweru, Joshua Waweru and Gitau Kariuki, among others.

She was the sweetest great aunt to Naya Njenga. Shari, Sheliya & Avery-Joe Njenga, Joelle, Kinuthia & Mbugua Makumi, Laila Kibunja and Ruby Njenga.

Friends and relatives are meeting daily virtually in Kenya and USA. The funeral service will be held on Monday 23rd November, 2020 In Maryland, USA.

We thank you for your prayers of comfort and we welcome your kind contributions through Mpesa pay bill number: 7007671 and account number: Susan Njenga transition fund.

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31;6

May the Almighty God take up Mum’s soul to Heaven.


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