The body of a Kenyan man Geoffrey Chepkwony was on Saturday, August 29 found floating in the bayou at 49 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas.
Chepkwony who hails from Bomet county was raised by a single mom in Kenya and he later traveled to the US after he got a green card.
A report from the Houston Police Department indicates that witnesses contacted the police and revealed that they saw a body in Buffalo Bayou near a bridge at the given address.
Following the report, police sent a dive team to the scene, and after successful recovering and examining the deceased body, police confirmed that there were no signs of trauma on the male.
The police were able to identify the man after running fingerprints in the database. This helped them have access to his contacts and were able to call his former roommate Sam Makaya to inform him of the death.
According to Sam, Chepkwony was before his death suffering from mental problems and was on medications on and off.
The former roommate also revealed that he had last seen the deceased on August 26th but on September 1st, 2020 is when he received a call from the medical examiner’s office who informed him of Geoffrey’s demise.
On the call, the medical examiner’s office inquired from Sam whether there were any plans to collect the body or whether it should be disposed of. After contacting Geoffery’s family the office agreed to hold the body for a while as the family and friends plan to transport the body to Kenya.
Diaspora messenger reports of ongoing plans for the former roommate to get Power of attorney from the mother in Kenya so that he can get the body released to him.
One of the Kenyan community leaders in Houston, Dan Mugubi, also confirmed that they have plans in place to fundraise with the purpose of repatriating the deceased body to his family.