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A 22-year-old Kenyan woman who was brutally assaulted and raped in Albania last year has died.
Joy Achieng Aoko passed away on Monday while undergoing treatment at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital, her mother Ruth Abong’o confirmed.
“We have lost my daughter. I only hope that as a family, we shall get justice,” Abong’o told Nation.
Her death comes barely three weeks after the government medically evacuated her from the European nation, where she had been admitted for months in critical condition.
A medical report from Spitali Universitar 1 Traumes in Tirana, where she was hospitalized, showed she suffered several injuries, including fractures, and internal bleeding.
Joy, who had moved to Albania in February last year to work as a croupier in a casino, was brutally attacked by unknown people while at her place of work in Tirana in August 2022.
Prior to the attack, Abong’o said her daughter complained that she was being stalked by a man only identified as a casino driver and that she felt threatened and unsafe.
“She told me that a driver was following her and that he wanted to have a romantic relationship with her, but she didn’t want him," she explained.
The family is seeking justice and is accusing police of not doing enough to uncover what happened.
“Up to now there is no new information. They only told me they are doing investigations and that when they need me they will call me. But since August, they have never reached out,” the mother said.
“The first hospital that [she] was rushed to has not released the medical report up to now. I want to see what my daughter was diagnosed with upon arrival in that hospital."
Very, very, very sad indeed.She was there to better her life,and criminals brutally murder her.Granted crime is all over the world,but one can improve their odds by avoiding some countries,or getting agood handle of life there before embarking on the journey.
Race has not been mentioned.Probably because the killers did not identify themselves as racists.However, one cannot rule out race as acomponnent or factor that drove this heinous crime.
In this internet,and electronic age where news travels in microseconds all over the corners of the world,there are still some africans who are unaware of some of the racial,and steriotype, mostly negative that people who do not look like them hold over them.Some parts of the world one can be killed because of color of their skin.And its usually the black skin that bears the brunt.
Having said all these,@Mlandizi, I would hope that the killers face the full extent of the law.Death sentence would be welcome.
Eastern Europe is ghetto. I have seen documentaries about these countries and parts of Russia. Kenya is much better. Hata mimi, you can't pay me a dime to work and live there ever!And yet because they are pale they think they are so superior
This is suspect. Needs to be investigated. Kenyan hospitals are inept and this looks suspicious.
This is very heartbreaking. She was only 22 years and sad to say, the killer(s) will get away with murder. I served in the US Army and from what I saw in Eastern Europe during the Bosnian War, I would rather sell mitumba and mitura in Korogocho slums than work in that part of Europe.