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Appeal for help to bring body of Kenyan woman murdered in the US back home

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Kenyans living in the US have made an appeal for financial to help raise Sh5 million for the two Kenyan sisters attacked by an 85-year-old granny in Washington.

Janet Oyuga and her sister, Angela, were attacked by the previous owner of the home that they bought on auction in November.

DIED ON THE SPOT

Both women were shot by an elderly woman whom they had been hosting.

According to police Janet died on the spot while Angela is fighting for her life at a hospital in Seattle, Washington.

Following the two incidents, a group of Kenyans living in the area have started fundraising to help the family cater for funeral costs, the cost of transporting the body to Kenya for burial, legal fees and hospital bills.

“We humbly request your prayers and financial contribution as we raise funds to send Janet’s body back to her family in Kenya and meet other funeral costs,” said Kenneth Oganga, who is the organizer of the fundraiser on GoFundMe.

IN POLICE CUSTODY

“In addition, with the nature of Angela’s injuries, we would like to get Angela’s sister to travel from Kenya and help take care of her as she will not be able to work for a while,” Oganga added.

READ ALSO:   Family of Kenyans shot in the US cries out for help

So far, the team has managed to raise more than Sh 100,000 since the creation of the online platform account on Wednesday, December 25.

Meanwhile, the assailant has been taken into police custody and has already been charged with premeditated murder and first degree assault in the shooting of two sisters.

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VIDEO: Check out how much Lupita Nyongo spends on sneakers

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Kenyan- American actress Lupita Nyongo and her co-star Winston Duke bought five pairs of sneakers worth over $ 3,000 (Ksh 300,000).

The two actors shared with Jo-La Puma, the owner of Stadium Goods, a sneaker shop based in New York City, how their sense of style is shaped by their Kenyan and Caribbean heritage.

 

 

 

The Kenyan actor says;

“I have a very stylish mother. Growing up, I was always so impressed by how she always put herself together.”

She further adds; 

“One of my aunts was a cloth designer, so I would draw up the same way. I remember designing my own prom dress. It’s the African influence because we love, love color that’s why my clothes were always out there.”

 

 

 32-year-old Winston Duke says;

“For me, fashion is very expressive because in the Caribbean color is in our blood. Growing up, expensive shoes and fashion was kinda out of reach, I would draw sneakers and dream that I would touch it someday.”

The star actors have worked together in the new psychological horror “Us” and 2018 Marvel movie “Black Panther”.

 

 

READ ALSO:   Kenyan Woman Janet Oyuga Murdered In Seattle Washington
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Burial of Kenyan woman shot dead by American granny set for Saturday

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Janet Oyuga, the Kenyan lady who was killed by an 85-year-old granny in the USA is set to be buried on Saturday, 18 January, in Siaya county.

The 37-year-old was shot in her house by Beverly Jenne. The sister Angela got serious gunshot wounds in the attack.

Janet was to be laid to rest on Saturday, 11 January, but the body was yet to be flown to Kenya because of a memorial service that was held in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

The deceased’s body was flown from the US on Tuesday, January 14. The body will get to Kisumu on Thursday in preparation for the burial ceremony in Gem, Siaya county at parents’ home.

 

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ACHIEVEMENT: Kenyan named among top 25 extraordinary people in Atlanta, USA

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Dr Benson Karanja, the President of Beulah Heights University in the outskirts of Atlanta has been named one of  the ‘Top 25 Extraordinary Atlantans’  The Atlanta Business Journal, a leading business news publication in the State of Georgia.

Dr Karanja and 24 others were selected based on the societal impact they’ve made through their work as community influencers in business, government, entertainment, media, religion, education and other areas.

 The annual new designation and accompanying commemorative issue, shares profiles of some outstanding Atlanta residents, who have exhibited excellence in their respective areas, and whose personal and professional efforts are contributing to the greater good of both the local and national community 

The group will be honored during a ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Zucot Gallery in Atlanta.

According to ABJ Digital co-publisher, Kevin C. Pride, these leaders exhibited excellence in their respective industries, and their personal and professional efforts have contributed to the greater good of the local and national communities.

 “Metro-Atlanta has so many incredible people who are working within their individual arenas to make our communities better places in which to live, work and play,” said Mr Pride.

“The amazing individuals selected for this first annual recognition, represent an exceptional sampling of excellence in business and community leadership, and we are excited to celebrate them and share their stories in this special publication,” he added.  

 

READ ALSO:   American granny charged with murder in the shooting of two Kenyan sisters

Founded in 1918, Beulah Heights has become known as one of the nation’s oldest and fastest growing Bible institutions.

Beulah Heights University

Located in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia, Beulah Heights University aims to offer higher education founded in the Protestant Christian tradition.

BHU is proud to be acknowledged for its academic pursuits and its dedication to the Christian mission.

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ABJ Digital, The Atlanta Business Journal

Click here to view the complete list of honorees.

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