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Two years ago, the late Simon Kibe Mugo, a Kenyan living in UK was found dead in a beach in Morgate, Kent, UK. It was the morning of 28th September 2011 that police were called when a male African man was found dead in a beach in Morgate. 2 years down the line the tragedy remains unsolved.

After an inquest held on Thursday 12th September 2013 at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court the judge ordered the body to be released to the family. His death was an explained, this week the coroner delivered a verdict of accidental death. His body has remained in the mortuary since then, due to a lady purported to be his wife and next of kin refused to identify the body and authorised the coroner to release it to his family funeral.

After several phone calls and emails, finally the coroner has given full kinship to Simon son’s (Theo Kibe 12 years old). Whom at this point he can’t afford financial to cremate his dad. Therefore on behalf of Theo and Kent Kenyan group member, the chairman Mr. Lawrence Njenga is appealing to all Kenyans in Diaspora from all walks to support through financial contribution and prayers to give Simon a dignified send off.

The decision to cremate Simon was agreed due to financial constrains, the family is facing (Cremation budget £3,500). Therefore your support will be highly appreciated, funeral will take place in Kent within week commencing on 23/09/2013 actual dates to be confirmed.

Please donate to:- HSCB Bank Sort Code 40-38-02 Acc/No 81451375 Ref S M Kibe.

Contact: Lawrence 07794179358 or or Kenyan facebook!/kent.kenyansdiasporaunite?fref=ts


The beach in Morgate where the Late Simon Mugo was found dead in September, 2011

In 1998 Simon left Wangige for greener pasture in UK, unfortunately never managed to go back to Kenya due to circumstances known by many, he has left a 12 years old son who will like to have his Dad’s funeral in Kent. 2 year ago, Simon’s body was found in the water at Margate beach.

Mystery continues to surround the death of a homeless man from Chatham, whose body washed up on a Kent beach two years ago. Kenyan-born Simon Kibe, 40, was found dead on rocks near the harbour arm in Margate on September 28, 2011 by a group of friends walking their dog. An inquest heard Mr Kibe was last seen alive five days earlier, when he was released from custody in Medway.

The former barber had been arrested for being drunk and disorderly the previous day. Pathologist Dr Matteus Kislovski said a post-mortem examination revealed Mr Kibe had drowned. He also said toxicology results showed he had high enough levels of alcohol in his system to lead to a coma. He was eventually identified because he had a missing finger on his right hand.

Giving evidence at the inquest, Det Sgt Mark Dennis said police had visited Mr Kibe’s last known address, but no one had heard of him there. He also said Mr Kibe had friends in Margate, but when interviewed by officers, they said they had not seen him in the days before his body was found. Concluding that Mr Kibe’s death was an accident, coroner Rebecca Cobb, sitting at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court, said: “There was no evidence of how he came to be in the sea, but there were no marks on his body to indicate involvement of a third party.”

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