Kenyan woman Joy Aoko dies after being attacked in Albania: Family demands justice


A young Kenyan woman Joy Aoko who was rescued from Albania after being attacked and thrown from her second-floor apartment died on February 13 at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital. The woman had been in a coma for six weeks, and doctors were concerned about her condition. Her mother said in a statement that the family intends to seek justice for her daughter’s death.

The woman was allegedly in the apartment with five other people, four of whom were Albanians. Her mother traveled to Albania to see her but found her daughter in a coma and unable to recognize her.

According to Albanian media sources, civil society groups organized rallies and accused police of failing to conduct adequate investigations. They demanded that the woman be given justice.

Upon her arrival in Kenya, the Diaspora Principal Secretary and the Acting Health Director-General welcomed her at Wilson Airport. She was subsequently admitted to the hospital and required expert neurological treatment, which was not available in Albania.

The tragic incident is another example of Kenyans being mistreated abroad. In response, the Kenyan government established emergency hotlines to assist citizens in need. The hotlines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer support to Kenyans in crisis.

The death of the young woman has once again highlighted the need for the Kenyan government to work closely with foreign governments to ensure the safety and security of its citizens abroad. The government must take action to protect Kenyans and bring those responsible for such crimes to justice.

The Kenyan Embassy in Albania has been working closely with the local authorities to investigate the case and bring the perpetrators to justice. The Embassy has also been providing assistance to the victim’s family, who have been devastated by the loss of their daughter.

The death of the young woman has touched the hearts of many Kenyans, who have taken to social media to express their condolences and demand justice. Many have shared their own experiences of mistreatment abroad and called on the government to do more to protect its citizens.

The government must take urgent action to address this issue and ensure the safety of all Kenyans, both at home and abroad. The establishment of emergency hotlines is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

The family of the deceased woman has called on the government to ensure that justice is served and that those responsible for her daughter’s death are brought to book. It is now up to the authorities to investigate the case thoroughly and ensure that justice is done.

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