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Kenyan mom of four dies in Canada after spending hours in cold seeking asylum

A Kenyan woman who died on February 18 at a shelter in Canada has been identified as 46-year-old mother of four Delphina Ngigi.

She died barely three days after arriving in Canada and stating that she was seeking asylum.

Delphina had traveled to Canada on a visit visa. Upon her arrival in Canada, she decided to request for asylum and was directed to a shelter in the city of Mississauga, in the province of Ontario.

Delphina, who is a widow, had left her children in Kenya and traveled to the North America country in search of greener pastures.

Delphina had arrived in Canada on Thursday, February 15th, 2024 and went to Dundas Shelter on Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at 1pm.

Reports say that she was not admitted into the Dundas shelter until 8pm on February 17th, 2024. She spent many hours in the cold at temperatures between minus 4 and minus 6 degrees.

Around 5pm on February 18th 2024, a member from the African community received a call from a social worker at the Mississauga Hospital – Trillium Health Partners, where she was declared deceased at 4:36PM.

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Following her death, the Kenyan community in Canada has announced that it is mobilizing resources to bring her remains for burial in Kenya.

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