Leah Wangari Gatonye, the founder of Kilimani Mums Uncensored Facebook group dies in the US

 

Leah Wangari Gatonye, the founder of Popular Kilimani Mums Uncensored Facebook group photo
Leah Wangari Gatonye, the founder of Popular Kilimani Mums Uncensored Facebook group. FILE

Leah Wangari Gatonye, the founder of Popular Kilimani Mums Uncensored Facebook group, is dead.

The 41-year-old mother has been residing in the United States for years, died on Saturday, August 15, after a tragic road accident in South Carolina on Saturday, August 1.

Police in the US through Beaufort County Coroner David Ott said that Wangari was involved in a tragic accident while driving under alcohol influence.

She died at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.

“Wangari was involved in the crash on Red Cedar Street at around 2 pm on August 1 and was arrested by officers from Bluffton Police Department then charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment,” local media in the US reported.


Chris Ophardt, the Beaufort County spokesperson said that Wangari was cleared by staff at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Emergency room and taken back to jail.

A day after she was discharged from the hospital, a guard found her on the floor of the cell coughing up blood.


She then rushed back to the hospital again before a decision was made to fly her to MUSC where she died from injuries sustained after the accident.

An obituary seen by this reporter stated that the family had received overwhelming messages of sympathy and support.

“Leah has an army of friends and we understand the anxiety of everyone. However, we kindly request patience as we plan to give our dear Leah a befitting send-off. We are busy with the funeral arrangements; we will communicate details of how to support the family in these trying moments,” the obituary read in part.

Until her demise, Wangari was an active social media user and Secretary of the Kenyan Diaspora Foundation.

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