Death is so cruel. A Nairobi man, David Otieno who lost his wife, Josephine Vero Nasimiyu while receiving treatment after a tragic road accident in Ongata Rongai is seeking for help. Otieno is calling upon well-wishers to help him raise money to give his wife a befitting send-off.

David Otieno's wife, Josephine Vero Nasimiyu succumbed to injuries at Kenyatta national hospital after being involved in a matatu accident on December 8. The driver of a matatu she was travelling in overtook another vehicle at a high speed around Bangla area in Rongai and hit a bump, causing the matatu to roll four times.

Josephine Vero Nasimiyu Vero was thrown out of the rolling matatu and it ran over her.

The late Josephine Vero Nasimiyu seems to have predicted 'her current situation' in a long Facebook post she shared six months ago. In the post, Vero asked her friends and family not to let her lie in the mortuary for long when she dies.

"When I die, please this goes to all my friends and family don't let me stay in the mortuary for long. It's cold, quiet and lonely. Kindly tell the mortuary attendant to make me look beautiful. Tell them to do a thatch of makeup to uplift my pale sunken cold skin to lighten me up since I can't do it myself.Please dress me in a simple dress.  I want to look beautiful on my send off.  I don't want to be scary that people will be afraid to view my statued lifeless body. I want people to look at me and smile for the memories we had are still fresh," read the late Vero's post. 

Here's the screenshot

Otieno, who is yet to come to terms with the loss of his wife posted this on social media;

"To everyone who may not yet have heard the news, my dear wife Josephine died on the 18th Dec 2017 following a tragic road accident on the 9th Dec 2017

Funeral plans are still being arranged.

Burial date: 30th December 2017

Location: Nyakach-Katito in Kisumu county.

More will be posted here.

As you are all aware, Josephine aka Vero is mum to Imora Atieno, our daughter who is only 2yrs 3 months. She is my life partner. What has happened is beyond comprehension and I am so broken and struggling to come to terms.

We have already had numerous emails, texts and messages from friends asking how to help, so this is my appeal for your help. I need your assistance to give my wife a lovely send off and capture moments for our lovely Daughter in her memory.

If you would like to assist and donate, Kindly use


Paybill number is 598406

Account. Josephine

You can send messages and prayers and ill keep them for our daughter in her memory. You can text or WhatsApp to 0722125005 or 0734125005

Thank you in advance.

Also, make sure you follow this page so that you receive any updates regarding the funeral.

If anyone has any questions, you can send me a message to 0722125005 or 0734125005

Thank you once again and God bless you all."

Our prayers are with the bereaved during this difficult moment.