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Kenyan woman with Canadian visit visa dies at asylum shelter in Ontario

A Kenyan woman who traveled to Canada on a visit visa to seek asylum has died at a Mississauga asylum shelter.

The woman who has been identified as Delphina Ngigi died on  Sunday, February 18, 2024 at the Dundas Shelter in Mississauga, Canada.

Delphina was a widow with 4 children who she had left behind in Kenya. According to a report by African Canadian Community group which included the Kenyans in Ontario community group, Ms. Ngigi had traveled to Canada to seek asylum on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

She went to the asylum shelter in Ontario on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1pm. However, she was not admitted into the Dundas Shelter until 8pm on February 17, 2024.

“She spent many hours in the cold outside the asylum shelter in Ontario at temperatures between minus 4 and minus 6 degrees,” the report stated.

We were traveling to Canada on visit visas, got denied boarding at JKIA

At 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. She had been take  to the facility and at 4:36pm, Ms. Ngigi was declared deceased.

“We await the autopsy, to learn the official cause of her death,” the report noted.

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Following her death, the African community in the country is working on funeral arrangements and is planning to have her remains buried in Kenya.

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