Family asks for help after their son on Kenyan Gov’t scholarship dies in Russia


A family in Nairobi is pleading for assistance after their kin died in Russia following a short illness.19-year-old Abraham Mwendwa, an Engineering student at Russia’s St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, died on Monday while undergoing treatment.

Despite being under government scholarship program, the family now claims the embassy has told them to make arrangements on their own to repatriate the remains of their kin.

Abraham Mwendwa, an alumnus of Alliance Boys High School. He left the country last year after landing a scholarship to study abroad.

The family is now appealing to the government to help them bring back the remains of their kin with the bill standing at Ksh.1.5 million.