A community appeal has been launched in Lowell, MA seeking to help in repatriating to body of Francis Kimani Gatua, 41, who was found dead on Friday night in his apartment back to Kenya for burial.
Mr. Gatua was discovered dead by his roommate after not being heard from for about 3 days.
A foul smell coming from his bedroom arose suspicion from his roommate and prompted him and a friend to check on him in his bedroom.
It was then that his body was found on the floor.
Kimani has no close family here in the States and no church affiliation leaving a few friends and well wishers from the community helping with this process.
The community at large is being asked to help raise $25,000.00 to help with the repatriation.
Francis has left behind a wife and three children who are looking forward to lay their loved one to rest.
Prayers are being held daily from 6pm to 0800pm at
367 Hildreth st Lowell MA Apt No-31 (please park at the park behind the apartments)
Memorial / Fundraising will be held next Sunday 4/23/2017 @ Ushindi PCEA Church beginning at 0300PM
Wake will be on Tuesday 4/25/2017 @ C.C.F church in Lowell MA from 0600P to 0800P.
To contribute, click on this link…https://www.gofundme.com/francis-kimani-repatriation-fund