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Agony of Kiambu family whose mother died of cancer in the U.S last year

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A family in Kijiji village, Kabete Constituency, is calling upon the government to help them get the body of their mother who died in the United States in December last year.

Through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the distraught family wants government to intervene and help them get travel documents to the U.S, to bring back the remains of their kin.

Their mother, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2019, died while undergoing treatment, but due to the COVID-19 protocols issued by the country, they are yet to give their mother a decent send-off.

In an Interview with TV47, the family says they have tried all channels to secure travel documents but COVID-19 protocols and regulations have made the process even tougher.

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“When she wanted help from us, we were denied VISA to go and donate bone marrow, after that she passed on. The US government is supposed to take responsibility of the death,” one of her sons narrates.

With all channels exhausted the family awaits if the ministry will heed to their calls.

“Our mother was diagnosed with blood cancer and since then it has been tough for us, we have been trying to travel to the USA through a letter we got from the doctors who were treating her demanding us to go and donate bone marrow unsuccessfully,” another relative said.

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