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Shock as Kenyan woman found dead in her car in Atlanta

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Margaret

BY BMJ MURIITHI

Members of the  Kenyan community in Atlanta are in utter shock after one of their own, Margaret Nganga, was found dead in her car a day after she left home for work. Ms Nganga’s body was discovered on Tuesday in the parking garage of Northside Hospital where she worked.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to her death. According to her family,  she was in good health (as far as they could tell) and in high spirits on the day she passed away.

On Tuesday night, her husband, Daniel Kimani, wrote the following on his social media platforms: “Its with deep sorrow that I inform you of the regrettable passing on of my dear wife Margaret. I seek for your Prayers of provision and Comfort.”

He later confirmed to KSN that indeed Margaret’s body was found in her car a day after she left her home.

“She left for a meeting in the work place yesterday (Monday) morning but she didn’t even attend the meeting as she was found dead today (Tuesday) in the same spot where she had parked her car,” said Mr Kimani.

Many who knew her took to social media to express shock and disbelief.

This undated photo shows Margaret posing with her husband Daniel Kimani. PHOTO/COURTESY

Snn Ngash wrote: “With the death of your loving wife the days ahead may seem bleak and dark and my prayer is that God will shine His light and guide you through each and every one of them. Please accept my sincere condolences.”

James Kanya wrote: “My heart goes out to you and your dear family. May God give us comfort and Peace as we deal with this. Pole sana.”

Paul Mucheru Mugi wondered: “What could have happened? Soo sad to hear that. May The God of all comforts, comfort your entire family as you go through these hard times. My sincere condolences.”

Many of her friends told of how they spent the day together at the Kenyan American Community Church on Sunday where she was well and in “very high spirits.”

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Margaret’s death comes at a time when the bodies of three other Kenyans (2 women and one man) lie at West Cobb Funeral home in Marietta, GA., after they passed away in a span of the last few weeks. Timothy Majanja, a homeless Kenyan who died at Grady Memorial Hospital, will be buried in Kakamega on Saturday. His body arrives in Nairobi on Thursday.

“The community is really hurting right now,” said Jack Musau, a resident of Marietta, Georgia.

Margaret lived in Acworth, Georgia and leaves behind four children.

 

Below is a message from her church:

With the promotion to Glory of our Sister Margaret Nganga, prayers are scheduled every day starting from 6 PM.

Address: 4834 Lake Park Terrace, Acworth, Ga, 30101.

Should there be any changes we shall communicate accordingly.

Contact:
1. Elder Virginia Miringu (770 815 5525)
2. DC Jeremiah Thuku ( 404 642 7729)
3. Cell Leader Kate Njeri ( 770 826 2738)
4. Evangelist Titus Ngugi ( 404 579 0802)
5. SK Kimani ( 404 482 8923)

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  1. Stephen Muiruri

    May 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Will miss you sissy! RIP

  2. David Nyaosi

    May 23, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    The Lord give comfort to the family and friends

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No Quarantine for Passengers Flying to Kenya, Government says

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Transport CS James Macharia, on Wednesday, July 8, announced that passengers arriving in Kenya from other countries would not be forced to quarantine if they did not exhibit flu symptoms.

“All passengers shall be exempt from quarantine on arrival at their destinations if their body temperature is not above 37.5 degrees celsius and they do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing and other flu-like symptoms.

“This is important because we do not expect a tourist to come from wherever they land here and then they are quarantined for 14 days,” the CS explained.

Speaking during a press briefing at Transcom House in Nairobi, CS Macharia revealed that the new protocols were aimed at encouraging tourism, one of the hardest-hit industries following the pandemic.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia speaking at KICC on March 17, 2016.
Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia speaking at KICC on March 17, 2016.
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In addition, the CS explained that airline crew and passengers would be allowed to the airports and that all crew would be exempted from quarantine after a flight, if their body temperatures were below 37 degrees, and if there was no suspected Covid-19 case in the flight.

However, the crew is expected to be quarantined in case of a suspected case from the flight.

Passengers flying into the country will be allowed to be dropped and picked at the various airports past curfew hours, provided that they are able to present a boarding pass.

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With the resumption of air transport slated for July 15, 2020, as per President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive, CS Macharia revealed that only 5 airlines had so far confirmed that they would be operational.

The five were identified as Kenya Airways, Jambojet, Aim Air, Boskovic Air, and Scenic Safaris.

In case of a suspected case of COVID-19 on a flight, CS Macharia revealed that the passengers within two rows of the passenger with the symptoms would be tested. If their results turned out to be negative, they would be then allowed to leave the airport, however, the reverse would result in the passengers being quarantined in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines.”

Watch CS Macharia’s briefing below:

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Kenyan students in the US to lose visas if their classes move online

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Kenyan students in the United States may soon be forced to return home if their colleges or universities opt for online learning only, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

In a statement on Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that students on non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 visas who attend universities that operate entirely online amid the Covid-19 pandemic may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States.

FULL ONLINE COURSES

“Students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States,” said ICE.

The agency added that F-1 students who attend schools that provide a mixture of online and in-person classes will be permitted to take some online courses.

According to ICE, the schools must certify to the Student Exchange Visitor Program “that the program is not entirely online, that the student is not taking an entirely online course load and that the student is taking the minimum number of online classes required to make normal progress in their degree.”

F-1 students whose universities will maintain full in-person classes will remain bound by federal laws that allow a maximum of one class or three credit hours online.

IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES

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“Students who remain in the United States while taking only online courses could face immigration consequences, including the initiation of removal proceedings,” ICE said.

Last year, the number of Kenyans enrolled in US higher-education institutions rose by nearly four per cent, reaching a total of 3,451 students, according to a 2019 study published by a State Department Bureau and Institute of International Education, a New York-based NGO.

Africans overall account for 40,000 of the 1,095,000 international students in the US.

The updated guidance comes as schools in the US consider reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, while imposing restrictions on students’ return that will force some students to stay off-campus and learn remotely for entire semesters at a time.

The ICE announcement comes at a time when the US leads the world in coronavirus caseload. More than 2.9 million Americans have contracted Covid-19 with 130,000 deaths reported.

By Nairobi News

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Family of Kenyan man in US accused of rape by Uber customer seeks help

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A 24-year-old Kenyan in the United States who has been accused of rape is looking for financial support to secure freedom.

The family of Kennedy Wambua Masila who resides in Corona, California is raising funds for their kin who has been held in jail since June 10, 2020, on allegations of rape.

According to the family, Mr Musila, who had just recently migrated to the US from Kenya, is a college student and was working as an Uber driver to make ends meet.

The family in a GoFundMe page, says that on the fateful night, he received a request from the Uber app to pick up a passenger. He then picked her up and dropped her off at her destination.

The woman later called the police and said that he had raped her. He was subsequently arrested and has been held in jail in lieu of Sh2 million ($20,000) bail.

“Ken drove to the pickup location where he picked up a lady who seemed to be intoxicated. Just like he always did, he drove his passenger to her destination and dropped her off. Ken has assured us that during this trip nothing happened and that it was just one of the many trips he had completed that day. He was later arrested on the aforementioned accusation,” says Dr Fastac Mutua, who is organising the fundraiser to raise the bail amount and an additional Sh1.2 million ($12,500) in legal fees.

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According to Dr Mutua, Musila was barely getting settled in the United States and was working two jobs to support his family and also going to school to secure a promising future for himself.

“He has been falsely accused and his promising future put in jeopardy,” says Kennedy’s family,” he adds.

Please donate here: GoFundMe.com

-Nairobi news

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