Following a fatal road accident in the United States of America (USA), a Kenyan family is requesting the public’s help in raising money to repatriate their loved one’s remains.
The family of Mr. Payne Isichi Muyale, a student in the USA, is mourning the loss of their loved one who passed away in a tragic accident on July 26, 2023, in the early morning hours.
Mr. Muyale was ready to enter a new stage of his life; he was set to become a father, thus the tragedy hit an especially deep chord. It is expected that his wife, Ms. Ashley Handley, will give birth in February 2024.
“He was tragically in a car crash on July 26 at 1:30 am. Leading to instant death. He is survived by his Father, Matayo Muyale Isichi, two sisters, Shimrone and Stacy, nephew and his Fiancé Ashley Handley and unborn child due February first,” a statement issued by the family read in part.
The deceased’s relatives also stated that he lacked life insurance, and that they preferred that he be returned home for burial.
The International Morgue, where his body is located, has requested Sh1.4 million in order to transport the remains home, it was further revealed.
Additionally, they are looking for money to help family members who are traveling to the US to help with funeral preparations.
According to the family, who praised Mr. Muyale as a loyal family guy, the money contributed “will go to Payne’s safe return home to Kenya and to support his family in arranging the funeral.”
The need to return Mr. Muyale home is still urgent even though a date for the service has not been established. Currently, his body is at the coroner’s office in Louisville, Kentucky.