A 34-year old Kenyan woman was pronounced dead on arrival at a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after being found in critical condition in her apartment.
Local police said that caretakers of the apartment complex in which Ms Mary Anne Wangui lived were shocked when they went into her house for routine maintenance only to find her unconscious.
They immediately called the medical personnel but she never made it to the hospital.
Leah Wanja, a sister to the deceased, told the Nation that the family was in shock following the incident.
“She was in high spirits on Tuesday. Nobody would have suspected any illness,” she said.
Wangui’s husband, Mr Billy Williams, was too overcome by emotions to talk to the media.
On Wednesday, the body of the deceased was taken to the County coroner’s office for autopsy.
A spokesperson from the Harris County Coroner’s office told theNation by phone that pathologists were performing a postmortem to establish the cause of death. “We should be able to have a report by Friday afternoon,” he said.
The incident comes only a day after a Kenyan couple in Roswell, Georgia, was admitted in hospital in critical condition following a domestic fight.
Local police have said that they suspect a case of attempted murder-suicide in which the woman, Emily Griggs, was stabbed severally while the husband, Obadiah Makambi Mokua, was found writhing in pain after ingesting poison.
By Thursday evening, Ms Griggs had left the ICU at North Fulton Hospital while Mr Mokua was still under tight police security at the same hospital. Their three children had been taken by the authorities to a kids’ shelter.
Visit Kui’s memorial facebook page deicated to her life for the latest funeral arrangements.
We celebrate the life of Kui Mwangi, fondly remembered by her friends and family.
In Atlanta, friends & family are meeting daily for prayers and financial support at her sister Wanja Mwangi’s residence from 6:30 pm, the address is 2725 Hemingway Lane, Roswell, GA 30075 (gate code 2129).
In Nairobi, friends & family are meeting at Ken Mwangi’s residence from Friday 11/22 from 6pm in Woodley Estate House 36/14 – it’s on Langiri road off Mugo Kibiru Road, just after Joseph Kangethe Primary School. …
For anyone in the USA, a bank account has been opened to assist the family in transporting Kui’s body home from Houston to her final resting place in Kenya.
Account Name: Kui Mwangi Memorial Fund
Bank: Wells Fargo Routing #: 061000227 Account #: 9895775543
Details on a fundraising function in Atlanta and Houston will be forthcoming.
For any questions, please contact the following:
- Jacky Ayegba: (404) 542 -2022
- Jacky Nyakio: (678) 860-8072
- Ciiku Komu: (832) 814-8687
- Wanja Mwangi: (404) 509-9379
- Pedro Mwangi : 0722 516160
- Ken Mwangi: 0721 792892
Thank you for your prayers & support!! May Kui rest in eternal peace…God Bless You!!