By Wanja Waweru
On Saturday, family and friends at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport finally got to see the body of Hellen Wendy, the 24-year-old Kenyan nurse who drowned in a pool in Canada while live-streaming herself on Facebook.
Wendy’s family revealed after her passing that they were having problems gathering the funds needed to transport her body back to Kenya.
They launched a GoFundMe campaign to aid in the collection of money, and they were ultimately able to pay for it.
Speaking at JKIA, Hellen’s father stated that although the family was still in mourning, they were grateful for the opportunity to finally bury their daughter.
“The journey to get our daughter’s body back was long and difficult but with God’s grace we were finally able to do so. We had waited so long for her body that we even decided to go to Canada but the processes there were very complicated but all that is done now,” he said.
Hellen Wendy’s body will be brought to Lee Funeral Home, where it will be kept until Sunday, when it will be returned to her family’s house.
Family members will deliberate on an appropriate day to lay her to rest upon which the details of her funeral will be communicated.