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SAD NEWS: Kenyan in US, John Thuo, succumbs to Stage 4 Gallbladder cancer [VIDEO]

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A Massachusetts-based Kenyan man, who, just a month ago was in high spirits as he received treatment in Mexico, has passed on.

John Thiong’o Thuo, from Dracut, MA, had been diagnosed with a rare Stage 4 Gallbladder cancer. In a candid interview with Functional Medicine Oncology Center in Mexico last month, the 54 year old Thiong’o said the disease had spread to his liver, lungs and stomach but was hopeful that the oncology Center would help reverse its effect. He told of how the doctors in the US had dimmed his hopes of ever getting better.

“When the doctors in the US saw the size of the tumor, no one wanted to touch it. They tried surgery and it diod not work. Later they told me that I had 2 to 6 weeks to live,” he said.

Thiong’o passed away on Wednesday. Watch the interview below as he expressed hope and optimism:

 

Below is a statement from the family following his demise:

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the death of brother John Thiongo Thuo. He was the  husband to Lucy Thiongo and father of two, Marcbrian Thiongo and Ivy Margaret Thiongo, all from Dracut, Massachusetts and members of St Stephen’s Church, Lowell MA

He was the son to Simon Kabutu Thuo and Margaret Wanjiru Thuo, brother to James Kabutu, Julia Thuo, Lucy Muchina, Zacharia Thuku, Joseph Kariuki all from Kenya.

He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.
Mr John Thiongo Thuo (54) battled a rare form of gallbladder cancer and passed on early this morning July 25th 2019 at 2am

Family, colleagues and friends are meeting daily at 7Pm for prayers and funeral arrangements at 63 Harlem Street,Dracut Massachusetts

There will be more correspondence in the media as the family makes memorial and funeral arrangements.

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Thiongo 978-606-9606 Marcbrian Thiongo 978-967-9382,Ivy Thiongo:978-967-9661, Rev Cpt Josephat Njoroge 978-608-3482, Sam Mwaura 781-975-6145 ,Priscilla Mukuba 978-237-1093

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ” 2 Timothy 4:7

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Man kills self after he was stopped from digging own grave

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A 37-year-old man has stunned villagers at Chebwai after he committed suicide moments after he was stopped from digging his own grave.

Luvale Mutochi allegedly pulled a small bottle and drank from it outside his hut as his family members and some villagers watched in disbelief.

“I was called by a close family member who informed me that the deceased was digging a grave, he was still busy digging when I arrived. But moments later, he pulled a bottle and ingested the contents. He entered the house and took some water which could have catalyzed the poison reaction leading to his death,” said Chegulo chief Juma Inzai.

According to the chief, the deceased came to where they were standing and later walked towards his house before committing suicide by taking poison.

“Our frantic efforts to save his life were too little too late because the damage had been done by the time he was rushed to a nearby health facility,” said the chief. Peter Mutochi, the deceased’s father told journalists that the son got annoyed after his mother stopped him from selling her chicken.

“He had indicated that he wanted to buy some clothes but after his mother told him off, he started digging the grave near his house. My wife followed him and demanded to know why he was doing such a thing, he excused himself only to return with the poison which he would later ingest,” said Mutochi. The family said the incident has left them in shock because they did not expect their son to commit suicide over such a small issue.

Lilian Khaendi, a cousin to the deceased said a disagreement over a chicken cannot be a reason for one to end his life.

“We don’t know why he decided to end his life just because of a small matter that could have been easily resolved, his death is a major blow.” The family has embarked on arrangements to bury the body.  Elders said the deceased’s body must be buried at night in line with the Luhya community beliefs and practices. According to the beliefs, the body has to be interred at night as a way of exorcising evil spirits that could return to haunt the family members.

By Standard.co.ke

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Body of MP’s brother found decomposing in his house

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Police in Migori have launched investigations into the mysterious death of the brother of Suna West MP Peter Masara.

The body of Michael Odhiambo, 43, was found on Wednesday evening in a rental house at Oruba village in Suna West Sub County.

Neighbours reported a foul smell emanating from the house to the police who arrived at the scene, broke into the house, and found the decomposing body laying on the bed.

The deceased was staying alone in Migori while the rest of his family members were at Gwasi in Homa Bay County.

“We got the information from a neighbor at around 5pm and quickly moved in to check what the matter was,” said Charles Ouma, the area assistant chief.Authorities have since launched investigations to establish the cause of death.“We are yet to establish what may have caused his death. The only thing we found in the house is a sanitizer,” he said.

According to Masara, his brother was suffering from TB. The body was collected transferred to Migori County Referral Hospital mortuary.

By Standard.co.ke

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Woman in court for taking Sh15m mortgage with forged signatures

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A senior manager with Mars Wringley’s company who allegedly faked a management consultant’s signature claiming he was her spouse and took out a mortgage for a Sh15 million property in Ngong is facing forgery.

Jane Muthoni Kariuki is accused of forging David Kimeli Mugun’s signature appended on a spousal consent mortgage application document presented to NCBA bank on November 4 last year.

She is accused of forging Mugun’s signature appearing on the document named Mugun as her spouse on November 4 last year with intent to deceive.

Mugun did not sign, and was not aware that Kariuki had listed him as her husband in the document he purportedly signed.

Kariuki was accused of faking Mugun’s signature with intent to deceive.

She is also accused of forging an advocate’s signature appended to the form.

The document is purported to have been signed by lawyer George Bwoyere of Akoto and Akotoa advocates on November 4 last year.

Kariuki is also accused of uttering a false document after she presented the spousal consent form to the bank falsely naming Mugun as her spouse.

She denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki of Kibera law courts.

By NN

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