Hellen Wendy, A 23-year-old Kenyan nurse studying in Toronto, Canada drowned while taking a swim in a shocking turn of events recorded in a Facebook live stream.
Wendy, who seemed to be a beginner swimmer, as seen in the video that has since gone viral, started the live stream in a jovial mood before she plunged into the pool and was mostly floating near the rail in the shallow end and would stand and move back near the rail to read her friend’s comments on the live feed.
“Nimetoka job, I’m feeling good,” / I’m from work I feel good, she said moments after she went live.
10 minutes into the swim, she somehow drifted to the deep end and started gulping for air and could be heard screaming. Unfortunately, no one else was within the vicinity and the friends watching helplessly online could not tell where she was.
Her body was discovered 3 hours later by two men who had also gone for a swim.
According to her father, John Nyabuto Kiyondi, the late daughter who was an alumnus of Itierio Girls Primary and Nyambunwa Academy in Suneka, Kisii, relocated to Canada in October 2018 after she cleared high school.
Her distraught parents back in Kenya have appealed to the government to step in and help them transport the body back home for burial. They have also appealed to well-wishers to offer financial support through the till number 838186 registered as Mwalimu Hardware.