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DEATHS OF EAST AFRICANS IN THE DIASPORA

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When we reported exclusively in the 'Standard' early 2007 that a Kenyan student living in the US who was apparently homeless at the time had died from hypothermia(cold), Kenyans back at home were shocked to say the least. Those in Diaspora even though were saddened by the news, were not surprised because many of them know from experience that all it takes for one to be out in the streets is for one to miss just two paychecks. In Kenya, this would translate into one month paycheck because in America, people are paid twice a month. When Wilson Kimani Wanguhu of Atlanta, Georgia, who publishes the Kenya Empowerment Newspaper read that Stephen Koech, 44, a Kenyan resident of Salem in Essex county, Mass. had been found dead outside his makeshift home, a concrete pipe (culvert) off Howley Street on the morning of Saturday, January 27, 2007, he quipped rather sadly, " That guy could have been any of us.

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