Fundraising Event to be Held for Kenyan Murdered in Erfurt

Belinda Atieno

The friends and well wishers of Belinda have come out to appeal to the public to help them raise funds to send Belinda’s remains to Kenya for burial and also to help out the children left behind.

The target is to raise, €5491.85.

The event will be held

on Saturday, August 8th
from 3pm
at Hakuna Matata Lounge (aka Kwa Mama Ciru)
along Schulstrasse 10, 13347 Berlin

Those who would like to contribute but can’t make it to the event, you can send in your contributions to:

Account holder: Paul Gachihi
Account Number: 544199300
Sorting Code (BLZ): 20041133
IBAN: DE 34 2004 1133 0 54419 9300
Bank: Comdirect

Belinda was killed late last month, early morning on July 30th by her long time boyfriend, Nelson after an argument. According to news reports, Belinda and Nelson had been disagreeing for a while over Belinda’s decision to quite her job at a Geriatric care home to attend school for further training. Belinda at the time held the part time job in addition to running her own small business on the side. Nelson who was working at a bakery on triple shifts did not agree with Belinda’s decision causing strife between them.

Belinda’s sons are now in the custody of the local Child Protection Services (Jugendamt), who are yet to decide whether the children will continue to stay in Germany or will be taken to Kenya to live with Belinda’s relatives. The Jugendamt will make a decision in cooperation with Belinda’s relatives and the children’s fathers (as implied by the state prosecutor’s office in Erfurt).

Belinda is survived by her parents and three siblings, all still in Kenya and her two children.

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