The Kenyan community in the United Kingdom is mourning the passing of one of their members, Wangula Khasiani.
Wangula, an accountant by profession, succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in London on Saturday, April 25th.
He becomes the fourth Kenyan national to die from the infection in the UK, according to Kenya London News.
Reports indicate that there are five other Kenyans who are presently undergoing medication for Covid-19 in various hospitals in the UK.
On Tuesday, April 28th, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Amb. Macharia confirmed that at least 18 Kenyans have died of Covid-19 abroad since the outbreak.
Macharia said a majority of the deaths were reported in the United States. He added that one Kenyan is admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in a Sweden hospital in critical condition.
Families whose kin die abroad have been advised to bury them there but those insist on bringing their bodies back to Kenya must do so at their own cost.
“Families willing to bring home the bodies of their relatives will have to bear the costs or allow them to be cremated in a foreign land,” said Macharia.