Young Kenyan Man Dies in Worcester
By Phillip Gitonga
WORCESTER, Mass- JUNE 26--A 38 year old man in Worcester, Massachusetts has died.
Mr. David Muhia who hails from Kiambu, Kenya, died on Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
According to reliable sources in Worcester, Mr. Muhia developed a blood clot after an injury in one of his arm. He sought medical help and was put on Coumadin (A drug that helps in dissolving a clot, namely blood thinner). Friends believe he has been on this drug for over a year now.
On this particular night, our source reveals, he felt sick and very dizzy in the middle of the night. "He was alone in his apartment, as he is unmarried", said the source who declined to be named . It was learned that Muhia called 911 when he felt really sick and was unable to get out of bed.
According to public information revealed, the late Muhi told the 911 dispatcher that they would have to break in his apartment as he was too sick to get out of bed and to open the door for paramedics.
The ambulance arrived shortly after 4.00am in the morning on Wednesday. The EMT staff tried all they could but it was too late, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the St Vincent Hospital , a few miles away from his apartment.
Mr. Muhia has no known close relatives in the USA. Friends are meeting daily at the Compassionate Gospel Church on 70 James Street Suite 139B from 6.00 pm for prayers and arrangement to transport the body to Kenya.
A condolences book and a funding raising book have been opened at the Safari Cafe on Chandler Street, Worcester, MA.
A major prayer has been scheduled for Wednesday July 1st 2009 at the same venue, 70 James Street suite 139B starting at 6.00pm.
The main harambee/ fundraising has been tentatively been scheduled for Sunday July 5th 2009 at the same aforesaid venue.
Kenyans and all well wishers are requested to come forth and assist in this very tragic and untimely death of one of our brothers.
AjabuAfrica.com wish to convey our condolences to the family and friends of the late David Muhia.
We shall keep you posted on the situation as more information becomes available.
For more information please call:
Allan Waigera: Tel (508) 769-3180
May God rest his soul in eternal peace.