Early today #BringCarolHome was trending at position one on Twitter after Carol Mumbua’s case was highlighted. But unfortunately Carol passed on before Kenyans could bring her back home alive.
24-year-old Carol Mumbua was stuck at an Indian hospital for close to a year after she failed to raise money to settle her bill which amounted to Kes 3.7 million.
Ms Mumbua travelled to India to receive treatment for Lupus; a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks one’s own tissues and organs.
Kenyans were made aware of Carol’s predicament through the tag #BringCarolHome which was trending first on Twitter.
But as people were starting to send in their contributions, bad news broke. Unfortunately Carol didn’t make it.
Carol was recovering at the Indian hospital where she was being treated as she waited to clear the bill and travel back home. Sadly she suffered relapse which is thought to have caused her death.