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Kenyan man who died in US road crash leaves behind pregnant partner

A Kenyan man who died in a deadly road crash in the United States of America (USA) was about to become a father.

This was confirmed by the family of Mr Payne Isichi Muyale, who had travelled to the US for further studies. They confirmed he would have been a father in February 2024.

“Leading to instant death. He is survived by his Father Matayo Muyale Isichi, two sisters Shimrone and Stacy, nephew and his Fiancé Ashley Handley and unborn child due February first,” the family in the statement said.

Mr Muyelele died in a fatal accident on July 26, 2023 while heading home.

He was a student at Idaho State University.

On his official Facebook account, Mr Muyale appears to be loving and led a lavish lifestyle while he was in the USA.

He could always tag his family members as he expressed his love for them.

“Today is a day I’ll always celebrate in all my years to come inshallah. My beautiful, humble, smart, strict, kind and loving sister Shimrone Slaxta is adding one year to her tremendous life she has had. One thing most don’t know about me and my sister shimmy is she was always on my hip,” read one of his posts.

It further added they shared a bond and none of them appeared as the head to the other.

In addition, she always stopped him from harming himself.

“Without her Payne Isichi is not complete. I am one lucky brother. Everyone around her is lucky to have her. Happy birthday Shimmy,” the post read.

The tragedy struck a particularly poignant chord as Mr. Muyale was on the brink of a new phase in his life—he was about to become a father. His wife, Ms. Ashley Handley, is pregnant and anticipated to give birth in February 2024.

The family explained the deceased did not have life insurance which complicates the plan to fly his body back home for burial.

It further revealed the morgue where his body is currently preserved has asked for Sh1.4 million to bring the body home.

They are also seeking funds to support family members in their journey to the USA to assist in organizing the funeral arrangements.

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