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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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The 5 things you need to know about H-1B work visa

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BY BOB MWITI

Those very keen on relocating to US on a work visa, or those that are already here in the US on student visa, probably know a thing or two about H1B-visa, but there is quite a very good number of people who do not know anything about this visa that could allow one to live and work here in the US if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

After I graduated from college here in the US, I was able to get a H1B visa before finally becoming a permanent resident. So when I talk about H1B visa, I talk as someone who has gone through the whole process. It can be a bumpy ride, but with determination, you should be able to get there.

So in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I give you 5 things you need to know about H1B work visa.Enjoy!.If you like my work, please subscribe to my youtube channel for more content about living and working in the United States Of America.

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
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Kenyans in US fall victim to phishing attacks by Sendwave impersonators, lose thousands of dollars

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Impersonators posing as genuine employees of SendWave.com, the popular online money Transfer platform, are sending out emails to unsuspecting customers asking them to update their their account information.

 

Many Kenyans living in the United States have been targeted by the scammers.

 

Sendwave is operated by Chime Inc. and is authorized to transmit money in the US, Canada, the UK and the EU.

 

On Thursday, SendWave administrators confirmed to Kenya Satellite News Network that the emails did not emanate from them and appealed to their customers “not to update their account information as they are going to lose their money.”

 

“Those emails are not from us. Any email from Sendwave must have @sendwave as a handle. Please don’t open them,” the spokesperson said.

Irene Wanjiru Maina, an Atlanta-based Kenyan who regularly uses Sendwave to send money to her family back home said he was amazed by how credible the “fake” landing page.

 

“When you click on the link, it takes you to a landing page which looks almost identical to the genuine Sendwave landing page,” she said.

“I just hope no one has fallen victim,” she added.

 

However, two other  customers who did not wish to disclose their identity confirmed to ksnmedia.com that they had fallen victim and their accounts had been compromised.

 

Here is how the fake landing page looks:

 

Here is the genuine Sendwave landing page:
Can you spot the difference?
Below are samples of some of the emails received by Sendwave customers:

Hi

 

This is Norman B. from Sendwave. For regulatory purposes, we’re required to verify the identity of all Sendwave users. Unfortunately, your account has not yet been verified. In order to ensure that you are able to continue to use our service, kindly click on the update your account below:

 

Update Your Account 

 

Please note that if you do not confirm your details within 48 hours, your ability to send money using Sendwave may be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

At Sendwave, we take the security of your account very seriously and appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.

Best,

Sendwave User Protection Support Team

Hi,
We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Terms of Service for all Sendwave users. These updates reflect our ongoing commitment to documenting our procedures clearly as we work to provide you with the safest, easiest and fastest service possible. In order to ensure that you are able to continue to use our service, Kindly click on submit account verification to update your account:

Submit Account Verification   

Please note that if you do not confirm your details within 48 hours, your ability to send money using Sendwave may be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As always, thank you for using Sendwave!

Best Wishes,
The Sendwave Team  

Wave only allows you to transfer money via their dedicated smartphone application, available for both Apple and Android phones. Customers in the US, the UK and Canada can send money, and current receiving countries include Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Although the range of sending and receiving countries is limited, Wave are planning to introduce money transfer services to more countries as the company grows.

Wave does not charge fees to use its money transfer services and instead makes a profit by offering a worse exchange rate than the base rate. This rate varies between being around 1.5 percent and five percent lower. This can make them more expensive than other providers for certain money transfer needs, so it’s worth comparing.

You can only send money from a debit card linked to a bank account in the US, the UK, Canada or another country approved by Wave. The mobile application can be used anywhere in the world, as long as the payment comes from a bank account approved by Wave.

You cannot use a credit card, PayPal or a direct bank transfer to fund currency exchanges. We did find a couple of references on the Wave website to sending funds to the beneficiary’s bank account, but couldn’t find further details. It looks like they mainly offer to transfer funds to the beneficiary’s mobile wallet, which would explain why the transfers are so fast.

There are limits to how much money people can send. You can initially transfer a maximum of $999/£750/€750 per day and $2,999/£2,500/€2,500 per month.

These limits can be raised to $2,999/£2,500/€2,500 per day and $12,000/£10,000/€10,000 per month if Wave receives proof of identity in the form of a photographic ID.

Wave, with a website at www.wave.com (part of a business called Chime Inc.) should not be confused with Wave Money, with a website at www.wavemoney.com.mm — they are separate businesses.

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VIDEO: Ghanaian Pastor had threatened wife before shooting her dead in Florida – police

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A video clip showing what transpired before a Ghanaian-born US-based preacher allegedly short his wife dead has emerged.

This as Police in Orlando, Fl. continue  holding a 35-year-old Ghanaian pastor who is accused of fatally shooting his better half.

In the video, the pastor can be heard threatening threatening Barbara that he was going to kill her in front of her brother, who had earlier threatened to beat him up.

Sylvester Ofori was arrested at the couple’s home following the shooting incident which, according to authorities,  was captured by CCTV Cameras.

“You can tell that she is trying to get inside. Unfortunately, he shoots her outside of the establishment,” a police spokesman said.

Ofori, who is currently being held at the Orange County Jail without bond, has been charged with first-degree murder.

The couple had been going through a divorce and had been separated for about three months, a detective told reporters.

The wife, Barbara Tommey worked at the Navy Federal Credit union near mall Millenia in Orlando. A new video which has surfaced on Social media shows moments where the pastor was being beaten by the brother of murdered Barbara.

Orlando police arrested Ofori at his home after he surrendered  when the SWAT team  got to there. He is currently facing a First Degree murder charge.

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