The Kenyan community in Weymouth, near Boston is in shock after a young man was found dead Tuesday evening in an apartment he shared with a girlfriend.
Kenneth Njuguna (36) was pronounced dead by paramedics who responded to a distress call by neighbors and friends who responded to a distress cries for help by the girlfriend, Jillian.
According to close family sources, Njuguna’s girlfriend had just left for work at around 2pm leaving him in the house.
It was when she went back to the house that she found Njuguna collapsed in the bedroom.
Totally shocked with the development, Jillian came out wailing for help, drawing the attention of neighbors and other Kenyans who live in the huge Washington st apartment complex.
Family sources told AjabuAfrica.com that Njuguna was pronounced dead on the scene and the body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for postmortem.
“We are all shocked by the sudden death. It has hit the family especially very hard. We are asking friends and the Kenyan community for prayers and support during this difficult moment,” said William Kangethe, brother–in law to the later Njuguna during a funeral planning committee meeting at his house in Weymouth.
He leaves behind Sister Terry Kabue of Weymouth, brother Eric Njuguna of Ontario Canada, his parents and a younger sister all of Nairobi.
An urgent fundraiser has been planned to take place this Sunday at the All Saints Anglican Church on 33 Grafton St, Quincy 02169 to help raise funds to transport the body of the late Kenyan back home for burial.
Following the sudden death, one Njuguna’s brother who lives in Ontario Canada flew into Boston last night to help in the burial planning.
“I am very shocked. Njuguna was my roommate for a very long time and I can tell you he was a very nice and humorous guy. It’s very sad that he has left us so suddenly. Our prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time” said Tony Kabuga, who lived with the late Njuguna for 7 years in an apartment in nearby Randolph.
The late Njuguna hails from Kilimani in Nairobi, Kenya.
He immigrated to the US in 1999 and settled in Boston.
Over a dozen Kenyans assembled at the late Njuguna’s brother in Law’s house for prayers urged Kenyans from everywhere to help raise funds and accord the late Kenyan a proper burial.
The funds drive event at the All Saints church in Quincy will start at 3pm.
In the meantime, prayers will continue at 566 Washington St Ap 27in Weymouth, 02188from 5 to 8pm.
Funds can also be deposited at:
Bank of America
Checking Acct #:0046-4364-1246
Routing #: 011000138
Account Name: Terry Kabue
All Saints Anglican Church on 33 Grafton St, Quincy 02169
For more information, please contact:
William Kang’ethe: 617-201-0559
Martin Muiruri: 781-654-1824
George Kimani: 857-919-4840