Funeral cost for Omar Mmubango

$7,986 of $20k goal

Raised by 165 people in 21 days
Kennedy Evans  JERSEY CITY, NJ
On the evening of Sunday 5 March 2017, we learned of the death of a Kenyan man, OMAR MMUBANGO that lived in Philadelphia area. A victim of Cancer, Omar died 9 February 2017 while undergoing treatment at the University of Philadelphia Hospital.

Regrettably, Omar had no family or relatives in the US, and may have kept much to himself for no one (Kenyan) seems to know him. Omar had given the Hospital contact info of his sole daughter in Kenya who was promptly contacted to collect the body. Omar’s family were completely at a loss and unable to raise funds. After a month of trying, they had only mobilized Ksh. 60,000. 

A Kenyan lady, unrelated to the deceased, approached one of us seeking a word of advice that could be offered to this family. The family were unsuccessful in generating financial support from the Kenyan Embassy in Washington. They had also reached out to some individual Kenyans in the diaspora whose contact information they obtained from social media message boards.

This case is a little complicated for we are not able to retrace his contacts and engagements in Philadelphia area.

Omar’s body is lying at the temporary university morgue. We have been informed that the Hospital will release the body to the Medical Examiner’s Office for disposal if unclaimed.

Like yourself, we did not know Omar but would like to help this grieving family receive the remains of their dear one.

We are counting on your support and goodwill to help do the following:

1) Move the body to a funeral home before it's too late 

2) Help raise funds to send the body to his family in Kenya.

We are in contact with the next of kin in Kenya and would like to facilitate her travel to Philadelphia

Thank you
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Update 5
Posted by Kennedy Evans
6 days ago
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We would like to thank everyone that answered our plea for support fly Omar home one final time.

Exactly 43 days since his demise at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, the solemn countdown is on for his takeoff, literally. His flight from Newark is scheduled for 9 A.M, on Thursday 23 March 2017. Mwajuma and family will receive, inshallah, her dear father on Saturday evening at JKIA.

It is fitting for all of us that have been touched by your prayers, generosity and love, foremost among us, Mwajuma, to say thank you. Asante sana.

In the coming few days, we will shut down operations on our end and pull down this page, forever. Please do NOT make any donations. We have achieved our target, thanks to other supplementary funds drive initiatives.
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Update 4
Posted by Kennedy Evans
6 days ago
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We are humbled by your support. Plans are complete for the remains of Omar Mmubango being airlifted from Jersey City to Nairobi. His flight arrives on Saturday 25 March 2017,
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Update 3
Posted by Kennedy Evans
6 days ago
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We are humbled by your support. Plans are complete for the remains of Omar Mmubango being airlifted from Jersey City to Nairobi. His flights arrives on Saturday 25 March 2017,
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Update 2
Posted by Kennedy Evans
12 days ago
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We thank everyone for their support. Omar's final journey to join to the land of his birth starts soon. In the meantime, he remains at the Watson Funeral Home in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Khisa Bonaya
17 days ago

Poleni sana

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$7,986 of $20k goal

Raised by 165 people in 21 days
Created March 7, 2017
$25
Anonymous
7 days ago
PN
$30
Peter Njoroge
7 days ago

Poleni family .May God provide peace and receive our brother in eternity.Amen

$10
Anonymous
7 days ago
$20
victor ongule
8 days ago
$40
Anonymous
9 days ago
BK
$20
B K
9 days ago
RK
$20
Rose Koech
9 days ago
ES
$20
Erin Sherman
9 days ago
WK
$50
wyclif Kezengwa
9 days ago

Poleni Abeingo.

VM
$50
Venn M
9 days ago

Omar. Rest in peace.

Khisa Bonaya
17 days ago

Poleni sana

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