The family of the late Kenyan politician JM Kariuki is mourning the death of their kin, who died under mysterious circumstances in the United States last month.
Darcy Mwikali Mbaabu, a granddaughter of Kariuki, died while asleep in her house after a night out with friends on the night of January 17, according to the family.
“My daughter slept and did not wake up. Currently, they are running toxicology tests to find out what caused her death,” her mother Jane Kariuki told local news via phone from the US.
Police in California’s Orange County, where she lived and worked as a tax consultant, are waiting for the coroner’s report to kick off their investigations.
Mwikali, a 32-year-old mother of one, was born in Kenya before she relocated to the United States together with her family when she was six years old.
Her body is preserved at O’Connor Funeral Home in Laguna Hills Mortuary and the family is planning to cremate it and have the ashes brought home.
“Her ashes will be brought home and sprinkled by her grandfather’s and grandmother’s resting place,” the mother added.