Friday, 02 September 2011
A Kenyan athlete in Kansas City who was in a coma for a month after an Auto accident has died.Terah Mwotei passed away on 31st August 2011(Read his story- Kenyan athlete in critical condition after)
We (SIDO) are saddened to announce the death of Terah Mwotei Kipchiris which occurred on 31 August 2011 at 0710PM CT in Kansas University Medical center where he had been in a coma as a result of severe injuries due to an auto-accident which happened on 09 July 2011. Prior to this sad announcement, his next of kin (elder brother – Remi and his mother) who live in Kenya were notified by Dr. Lewis Kwemoi Chongwony of Ohio State (USA) on 01 September at 12:10AM CT.
Terah, 31yrs old was a great academician and an athlete who worked as a clinical-Psychologist case-manager of mentally challenged kids in Kansas City, Kansas State-USA.
It is too unfortunate that the US embassy in Kenya was not empathetic to grant his family representative (elder brother -Remi) a Visa after multiple attempts trying to visit the hospital (in USA) where his brother was in a comatose for over a month. Nonetheless, Jacob Simatwa (Terah’s close friend since childhood) was by Tera’s bedside until the moment he lost the fight to regain consciousness. Thanks to SIDO members and the Kenyan Community in Kansas for their immense help for the entire duration that Terah was at the hospital.
Arrangements regarding details of sending Terah back home will be conveyed as soon as possible through this website as well as other relevant communication networks.
Biblical quote: “………For he knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, He flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it not more. But from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord’s love is with those who fear him” – Psalm 103: 8-17