Cancer has claimed another young and promising Kenyan.
Michelle Wariara Karume, the granddaughter of Kenyan tycoon Njenga Karume passed away a few days ago after losing the battle to cancer.
She died in Houston Texas USA.
The 26-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in a few years ago and efforts to get funds for treatment hit a snag.
In a letter to her family, she wrote,
I kindly would like to know the way forward because it is such a terribly long time since I was on treatment, it is going to a year now.
The mother of one accused her family of neglecting her when she needed their help most.
The clock is ticking while every day I sit by my phone to hear some good news on funds, but three months later I am waiting here; still waiting for my phone to ring, but in return I get less communication to a point nobody can pick up my calls,’ she wrote.
Last December Wariara left for the US for clinical trial hoping that things would be better but they turned for the worst.
She took to social media to share her tough life experience, saying,
Living here has been very tough, my son has no routine in lifestyle as he doesn’t go to school, but I wish to enroll him in daycare that also requires money.
Michelle was among the Karrume’s grandchildren whom he had named as beneficiaries of his wealth before he died. There has been a tussle for the billionaire’s wealth and the case is in court.
Below is the death and funeral announcement of Michelle Wariara Karume
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Michelle Wariara Karume, which happened in Houston Texas USA. Daughter of the late Joseph Karume Njenga and the late Jane Wangui Kabu. Sister of Kenneth Wathugi Karume Mother of Jamal Karume Omore. Granddaughter of the late Dr. Hon. James Njenga Karume and the late MaryAnn Wariara Njenga Karume, The Late Margaret Karume and the late Nathaniel Wathugi Muhia and Eunice Wambui Wathugi.
Niece and cousin of Mr and DR Kahiu and family, Ms Teresia Njeri Karume and family, Ms Luucy Karume and family, The late Capt. James Kihato Matu and Mrs Jane Matu and family, Mr and Mrs Hernry Waireri Karume and family, Mr Kigera and family, the late Kennedy Njoroge Karume, Mr and Mrs sAMUEL wANJEMA AND FAMILY, mR AND mRS THE LATE JOSEPH mUHIA, mR AND mRS John Ng’ang’a.
A close friend to many.
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future” Proverbs 31:25.