Kenyan songbird Vivian is in mourning following the death of her brother, Samuel Gathii Muriuki.
Gathii had been diagnosed with Meningitis and was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital. He succumbed on Saturday in what is a sad and painful loss to Vivian and her family.
The singer took to social media yesterday to cry foul in an emotional post accusing medics at KNH of ‘neglect and little cooperation with her family.’
According to Vivian, the medics sped up her brother’s death.
The post read:
“Very Sad how I lost my beloved brother Samuel Gathii Muriuki. He had been diagnosed with Menengitis. He fought till his last breath and we fought alongside him as a family every step of the way. We are so proud of him.
I am certain if we had a better health system my brother’s life would have been saved. The level of neglect at Kenyatta National Hospital is unbelievable. The medics sped up his death by not moving swiftly and taking my brother’s life for granted. There was little cooperation with my family from the hospital.
We rise above this pain, the immense loss and let go of any feelings of hate because the devil is a liar and he can never win. We hold close to the many beautiful memories we shared together with him. It won’t be easy but we don’t have a choice..
However, something needs to be done so that no other Kenyan family will go through what we are going through. My late brother passed on at exactly 4.20pm yesterday as I watched him helplessly fight for his life.”