A Kenyan family is seeking help in raising cash to assist them repatriate the body of their kin
who drowned in a South Carolina river back to Kenya.
Fred Ochieng Babu, 35, passed away on June 18
2017 after accidentally drowning in Congaree
River, South Carolina.
He was swimming near the Gervais Street when he became distressed and went missing around
At the time of the accident, Babu was with three other swimmers when they were overwhelmed
One of the swimmers got to some nearby rocks while the other two were helped by a person who
was nearby and had noticed they were in trouble.
Babu however went under water and was not seen again until he was retrieved by a search team,
boats and a helicopter.
Babu has left a young daughter and as you can imagine, the family is grieving and have a long
Their immediate need is to have his remains repatriated from Columbia, South Carolina to his
final resting place in Kenya.
Funeral expenses are only the beginning for his family.
If you can help, please help them at this time of need.
You can contribute through this gofundme account
With a heavy heart, I ask for your help. My brother, Fred Ochieng Babu, passed suddenly, Sunday June 18th from accidental drowing in Congaree river in South Carolina. sHe leaves behind young daughter. As you can imagine, the family is grieving right now and we have a long journey ahead of us to have his remains repatriated from Columbia, South Carolina to his final resting place in Kenya.
Funeral expenses are only the beginning for this family.
Anyone who knew Babu, knows that he had a huge heart and would help anyone who needed it. Please consider helping his family in this time of need. Anything helps. Nothing is too small.
Thank you in advance for sharing and/ or contibuting.