Kenyan Man Attacked, Robbed By ThreeTeenagers in Des Moines, Iowa in 2013 Has Died
A Kenyan man in Des Moines, Iowa who suffered life-altering injuries after being attacked by a group of teenagers in 2013 has died.
Mike Wasike, 41, passed away on Monday.
Wasike was attacked by a group of three teenagers who were trying to steal his car as he drove home. The teenagers struck him on the head with a gun. The injuries left Wasike unable to walk or talk. He was also left unable to feed himself.
After several months in the hospital, Wasike was transferred to a rehab facility in Oklahoma. In 2015, he was moved to a care facility in 2015 where he was staying until his death.
Wasike moved to the United States in 2009 to live with his wife Joan Namachemo and their two children. He worked as a credit analyst for Wells Fargo prior to the attack.
Two of the three teenagers who attacked and robbed Wasike were sentenced to 50-year prison sentences for the robbery, while the third is serving a 20-year sentence.