Body of Kenyan Student Who Drowned In Australia Arrives In Eldoret
The body of Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen, who passed away after drowning in Sydney, Australia’s River Georges Macquarie while swimming with friends, arrived at Eldoret International Airport on Sunday.
Her body was received by a smattering of family and friends who could barely control their emotions at the airport.
Emotions ran high as the hearse carrying the deceased exited the airspace for a brief mass within the airport compound.
The body was then moved to the Eldoret Hospital Mortuary in preparation for her internment on Tuesday, March 14.
Family members were overcome with emotion as the casket was opened to reveal their daughter’s body.
The late Sharon had just relocated to Sydney. She had enrolled at the Catholic University of North Sydney to study a master’s degree in IT and was set to begin on February 23.
28-year-old Sharon had been in Australia for only three months and was awaiting to start her classes when she drowned during an excursion with her friends.
Courtesy Citizen Digital